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Emerging Voices

Being disoriented can be good every once in a while. My trip to Cuba challenged me to love radically and to care for others, following the example of the Cuban Baptist women pastors I came to visit. […] Read More

Social media has evolved the ways we live in community. We often express love, affection and admiration to the posts, tweets and shares of the other. However, what happens in virtual space does not transfer to the real world. […] Read More

Cuba has a history of slavery and injustice. The people have learned to be resilient and to sing and dance even amid hardships. As we journey through life, may we not be afraid to embrace freedom and dance even when life is hard. […] Read More

Christianity in China is growing at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Despite political restrictions and regulations on constructing church buildings, Christians adapt to meeting in hotels or private premises for worship services. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

When addressing sexual assault in Southern Baptist churches, victims don’t have a safe place to speak; leaders abuse their power and remain unaccountable. Perhaps Anabaptists can teach us the right way to respond. […] Read More

The U.S. has a serious problem when it comes to gun violence. Some say it’s a gun problem; others a people problem. In their new book, authors Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin argue that it’s both. […] Read More

With some exceptions, most Christians are silent about persecution against Muslims. What a testimony it would be if the loudest voices calling for the just, humane treatment of Muslims were Christian voices. […] Read More

Often missing from a Christian discourse on religious persecution is recognition of an injustice undermining millions of lives today: the persecution of Muslims. Here are three cases of ongoing persecution. […] Read More

What is salvation? How is it received? Scripture continually holds two images of salvation in tension with one another, with neither image neglecting the other. […] Read More