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Daniel Carro

When Jesus needed to define for his disciples how to know who is a member of God’s reign, he said, “You will know them by their fruits.” Comparing people to trees, he asked, “Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?” (Matthew 7:16). Ethics is what reveals our true commitments. We live by faith; […] Read More

Sometimes helping hurts, particularly within Christian mission work. Daniel Carro, professor of divinity at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia, and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member, explored this reality at a focus group during the Baptist World Alliance’s 2015 World Congress in Durban, South Africa. “Christian missionaries can come […] Read More

Daniel Carro is professor of divinity at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia, the Latino ambassador for the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Daniel’s articles that have appeared on are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in […] Read More

A school calendar prepared by the general superintendent of schools of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, was denounced last July by Argentine Baptist Association (ABA) as a clear act of discrimination and a lack of respect for the freedom of conscience of non-Catholic students. The superintendent’s calendar stated that “with the participation of the whole […] Read More

I am neither a journalist, nor a prophet. But since Pope Francis comes from Argentina and I’m an Argentinean, it seems that I should have something to say. Jason Horowitz wrote in The Washington Post: “The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church broke Europe’s millennium-long stranglehold on the papacy and astonished the Catholic world Wednesday […] Read More

“I have a dream,” preached the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago. “It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these […] Read More

The Christian Century, one of the few worth-reading Christian magazines of our time, has proposed an interesting exercise in theology. They have given some authors the challenge to express the gospel in seven words or fewer. “It’s instructive to see what Christian proclamation boils down to when someone is put on the spot and has […] Read More

When I delivered a speech at the Centenary Congress of the Baptist World Alliance in Birmingham, England, in 2005, I quoted a famous sports philosopher, Yogi Berra. He coined several deceptively simplistic and tautological remarks, such as: “It’s not over ’til it’s over;” “You can observe a lot just by watching” and “Why buy good […] Read More

I never go to political rallies. This is not for lack of opportunity, given that I live in the Washington, D.C., area. Yet this one was different. I felt a moral obligation to be there. As an immigrant myself, this unresolved issue touches me and my family in profound ways. The March for America immigration […] Read More

Global Baptist leaders are looking beyond the 400th anniversary beginnings of Baptists in the back room of a bakery in Amsterdam in 1609 to the decades to come in the 21st century. asked Baptists around the world about their hopes for the future and what they thought Baptists needed to prioritize. Noting that […] Read More