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Goodwill Baptists value diversity, but many are still closing the doors of leadership on women and minorities. Even Baptist churches claiming openness to women in ministry are not necessarily including them in all leadership levels. […] Read More

Fundamentalists used the subordination of women as a litmus test for loyalty, using the same logic as their ancestors who used Scripture to justify slavery. However, you can champion gender equality and be faithful to Scripture. […] Read More

The Lord’s Prayer asks that God’s kingdom would come, as God’s will is done on earth as it is done in heaven. If God is to reign on earth as in heaven, we cannot separate the spiritual and the social. […] Read More

Let’s face it. Many of us don’t keep New Year’s resolutions. We can never seem to turn our best ambitions into long-term success. Instead, make a New Day’s resolution. Embrace the power that each new day holds. […] Read More

One year is dying, and another is about to be born. A variety of symbols surround this transition. Father Time. The Grim Reaper. Baby New Year. And most of them are more connected than people suppose. […] Read More

Advent is about waiting for the world to change. Many of us, however, wait for the wrong things. We should be waiting – and working – for an end to poverty, for the oppressed to be set free, for an end to isolation and loneliness. […] Read More

Imagine if we were suddenly able to eliminate all the artificial distinctions dividing us. Imagine a world where every child born is free from the curse of prejudice, hate and violence. When will the curse be undone? […] Read More

A number of our Christmas hymns have messages of social justice and peace, but we often miss those messages in our comfortable celebration of Christmas. These hymns call us to be agents of change for a world in need. […] Read More

Your Advent journey goes beyond what happens at your church services. It’s a season to prepare your heart, mind and soul for the coming of Christ. Many ways exist to enrich your family’s Advent celebration. […] Read More

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