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A broad segment of US citizens cling to the false notion that the United States is a Christian nation. However, a careful reading of history clearly demonstrates that the idea of a Christian America cannot be supported. […] Read More

Puritan theologian Roger Williams forcefully declared that Jesus should not be associated with our lust for forced conformity and reliance upon civil government. His writings may be messy and difficult, but they’re worth a read. […] Read More

Hierarchical thinking creates far more losers than winners. We view relationships as levels on a pyramid, always assessing whether we are above, below or equal to others. Instead, let’s lift others up and flatten the pyramid. […] Read More

Dan McGee (1933-2014), the dean of Baptist ethics professors, witnessed dramatic social changes in the US and decades of denominational upheaval in Baptist life. Through it all, he steadfastly followed his calling. […] Read More

Economic deficits have long-lasting consequences, but we incur an even greater moral deficit when we ‘trample the needy and bring ruin to the poor’ while favoring those who are well off. Will we choose to repair our moral deficits? […] Read More

Since the time of the early church, Christians have debated the church’s role in society. Some choose separation; others seek power; still others shrink away. However, there’s a fourth and more authentic path to let your light shine. […] Read More

The images of burning and collapsing buildings now forever etched on our souls have left our nation thick-tongued and tired. In times of such horrific violence and unspeakable sadness, Jesus’ teachings must be our guiding rule. […] Read More

Some Christians suggest that the biblical teaching that humans have dominion over the earth grants them a license to exploit the planet. The biblical themes in the Bible, however, encourage stewardship. Here are 9 of them. […] Read More

Theologian and pastor Walter Rauschenbusch affirmed a deep relationship between his Christian faith and ordinary daily work, writing a book of prayers addressing the struggle of ordinary workers. Those prayers still resonate today. […] Read More

Our society no longer values facts. Holding an opinion in defiance of the tools of logic is our new norm. And many Christians, who claim to hold to Absolute Truth, are first to ignore mounting evidence and its logical conclusions. […] Read More