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In America’s current immigration environment, how do we see the strangers around us? The ones who don’t look or act like us. We need a spiritual awakening about the “strangers” in our midst. Jesus demands a better America. […] Read More

The lines between patriotism and nationalism, between faith and civil religion, are exceedingly fine. Some will try to blur the lines and cross over to swaggering nationalism, but faithful patriots must guard the line with care. […] Read More

Jesus was a refugee. He and his family knew what it meant to have your life uprooted overnight, to live in a terrifying land where your security is anything but sure and to lose your sense of place. It’s no different today. […] Read More

The more we learn about outdoor air pollution’s effects on human health, the more we should be motivated to protect our loved ones and others from this threat. Consider these steps to protect yourself and your family. […] Read More

With certain state Baptist conventions rushing to exclude people, gay church members are forced to live a lie about their sexual orientation in order for the church to accept them. Others just walk away. There’s no safe harbor. […] Read More

One opposed slavery and became an advocate for peace, another an advocate for clean and healthy living for all women, and the third wanted a time for reflection and gratitude for what moms should be. And they’re all Mother’s Day heroes. […] Read More

Many Muslims look forward to Ramadan and speak of joy and spiritual anticipation. It reminds all Americans that our nation’s religious freedom, tolerance and diversity are our nation’s greatest strengths. […] Read More

According to Gallup’s annual survey on the environment in 2002, concern over the environment has given way to concerns about crime, homelessness, drugs and other issues. The 2002 numbers revealed a drop to 35 percent. […] Read More

Baptist leaders claim they have no authority over autonomous churches to police clergy who sexually abuse children. When they hide behind the false wall of local church autonomy, they protect the predators. […] Read More

Genocide may be a universally recognized term today, but it wasn’t coined until the 1940s. Since that time, we’ve had many proclamations and conventions but little concrete action. […] Read More