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The long history of Christian theology has had many seasons. Its early generations focused on creedal formulations in an effort to establish a foundational expression of belief to guide interpretations and applications of a shared faith experience. Pivotal figures like Augustine began a process of organizing those interpretations in the direction of rather massive “systems,” […] Read More

Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg’s Castle Church on Oct. 31, 1517. That bold declaration triggered the second major split within Christianity. The first came when the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church parted company in the great schism of 1054. After Pope Leo X excommunicated the Catholic priest Luther, […] Read More

Hundreds of churches across the country will attempt to focus on a more important commitment, as millions of Americans cast their votes next Tuesday. While ballots are being counted and pundits jump to conclusions, Christians across the denominational spectrum will gather for communion. An initiative known as Election Day Communion urges churches to hold a […] Read More

How does the church respond to the growing trend of popular protest against certain effects of globalization? What is the proper role of theologians? These questions reflect why it can be said that Steve Harmon’s recently published book, “Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future: Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community” (Baylor, 2016) has appeared […] Read More