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Hitler came to power out of people’s fear. They embraced an evil man, believing he was the only alternative to anarchy and communism. He promised to make Germany great again. Are we repeating history? […] Read More

Listen to an argument long enough, especially one filled with passion and politics, and there is a good chance that someone will eventually invoke the name of Adolf Hitler. I’ve heard it done by both liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, and once at the grocery store when the butcher was heard to say, “This […] Read More

Christianity’s role in the Holocaust should be a cautionary tale for the church today, panelists and audience members said Tuesday at a screening of a new documentary titled “Theologians Under Hitler.” “Being on the morally right side of history is always so obvious with the passage of time,” said Robert Parham, executive director of the […] Read More

Two notes were sounded about Christianity in Nazi Germany at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, when I attended the school in the late 1970s. One note was played softly, easily missed. A passing reference was made to Gerhard Kittel, founding editor of the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, a standard work that pastors still use […] Read More

I intended to write about Baptist response to Israel’s May 1948 declaration of independence. But I found nothing in the Baptist news journals I perused. This put me to thinking about Baptists’ seeming reluctance to speak out on larger issues of the world’s economic, social and political scene. I contend that Baptists’ reluctance—particularly Baptists in […] Read More