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As other nations are clamoring for movies and other pop culture from the U.S., the most sought-after exports often aren’t wrapped in “Americanisms.” A lesson for the U.S. church, perhaps? […] Read More

My support for EthicsDaily.com / Baptist Center for Ethics means more than providing resources for an institution. It’s a way of strengthening a community of fellow travelers. […] Read More

Two Tennessee churches – one predominantly black, the other white – with a sometimes uneasy history of racial tension worked together to begin breaking barriers. How about yours? […] Read More

Nationalism means putting country above humanity, while patriotism means putting humanity ahead of country and self. We must never allow the former to be equated with the latter. […] Read More

What we say is who we are. Words sprouting from hate, fear and resentment encapsulate toxins with a long afterlife. Words offered as gifts of peace, however, are like seeds sown in hope. […] Read More

Have U.S. Christians forgotten our historic commitment to taking the gospel to the whole world, especially when that world is coming to them? Many comfortable Christians find the cost too high. […] Read More

The U.S. has a crisis of truth-telling. It’s among our top leaders and permeates our culture. Christians must be different, letting people know something greater than ourselves is at work in us. […] Read More

Many of us born in the United States are in a position of privilege. Perhaps it would be healthy for us to look through a locked gate from the wrong side – with neither privilege nor claim. […] Read More

Are you an American Christian or a Christian American? The difference is important and has everything to do with which part of your identity comes first. […] Read More

Our churches have become politicized to the point that people on opposite sides of issues can’t figure out how to be community together. Can we rediscover God’s still, small voice? […] Read More