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Although Pilgrims and Native Americans shared that first Thanksgiving meal, these Puritans would slaughter many Native Americans years later. Instead, we should be thankful for Baptists, who helped restrain such religious bigotry. […] Read More

Puritan theologian Roger Williams forcefully declared that Jesus should not be associated with our lust for forced conformity and reliance upon civil government. His writings may be messy and difficult, but they’re worth a read. […] Read More

While some moderate Baptist churches will hire women to fill their pulpits from time to time, women are far from welcome as ministers in too many congregations – even so-called ‘moderate’ churches. […] Read More

Dan McGee (1933-2014), the dean of Baptist ethics professors, witnessed dramatic social changes in the US and decades of denominational upheaval in Baptist life. Through it all, he steadfastly followed his calling. […] Read More

Many US Christians believe they’re under persecution, but nothing is further from the truth. Not hearing a barista wish you a ‘Merry Christmas’ isn’t persecution. In the first century, being a Christian could end your life. […] Read More

Tonya Easterly Vickery, co-pastor of Cullowhee Baptist Church in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is the subject of the second short film in a series focusing on female Baptist pastors. It premieres online Nov. 9. […] Read More

More than twice as many pastors struggle with depression compared to the national rate. When churches search for a new pastor, the process can exacerbate and trigger those who are already more prone to depression. […] Read More

Our inherited biases can lead us to faulty conclusions and questionable actions. It’s how some Christians have used the Bible to justify slavery and subjugate women. Every one of us, no matter how enlightened, still has work to do. […] Read More

As crowds gather this week for a Southern Baptist conference addressing sexual abuse in its churches, have leaders learned any lessons? They didn’t almost 25 years ago when they sought to cover up the crisis. Why would they today? […] Read More

Once Navid knew he would be leaving the offshore refugee camp near Australia for his new home in the US, a community of people and churches began to work to welcome him upon his arrival. […] Read More