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The Secret’s Out #2: Churches Mum About LGBTQ Affirmation

By Merianna Harrelson | July 19, 2019

Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast.

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Dimitrina (Didi) Oprenova, minister of Sofia Baptist Church in Bulgaria and vice president of the Baptist World Alliance, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about living out Galatians 3:28.

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How to Deal with People in Power, Courtesy of Esther

By Nick Lear | July 11, 2019
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Power dynamics exist throughout society, even within our churches. How do you use the power you have? How do you assess the character and fitness of those holding positions of power in society? Esther has some answers for us.

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Emerging Voices | Baylor Loves LGBTQ+ Students – To a Point

By Madeline Sneed | July 11, 2019
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Baylor University leaders say they love LGBTQ+ students yet continue to separate them from student life. While the love of Christ has no conditions, Baylor presents love to their queer students with an asterisk.

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Pope: Migrants Symbolize All Who Are Rejected by Society

By Staff | July 11, 2019
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At a Holy Mass for Migrants, Pope Francis said migrants “are the symbol of all those rejected by today’s globalized society,” emphasizing that Christians should offer their support to migrants.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Valerie Carter

By Staff | July 10, 2019
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Valerie Carter is executive director/treasurer of the Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia.

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‘Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall’

By Courtney Pace | July 10, 2019
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Prathia Hall said “living in the face of death” was “the most powerful expression of freedom-faith.” A new book tells how she followed God’s call to work for liberation for all people, even knowing the risks.

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