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Meredith Stone

When women, who represent more than half of the people in our churches, are educated, empowered and treated as equals, the church as a whole can prosper at significant rates. It’s all because of the other F word. […] Read More

On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, may we look across the globe and hear the stories of women who are still treated as less than human. […] Read More

Meredith Stone is assistant professor of Christian ministry and Scripture and director of ministry guidance at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Bryan, Texas. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? This changes regularly, but currently my favorite story is the healing of the […] Read More

Religious liberty is celebrated as one of the historic and foundational Baptist distinctives. In “Four Fragile Freedoms,” Walter Shurden wrote, “Religious freedom is the historic Baptist affirmation of freedom OF religion, freedom FOR religion and freedom FROM religion, insisting that Caesar is not Christ and Christ is not Caesar.” For many faithful years, the Baptist […] Read More

George W. Bush delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 29, 2002, and described regimes that sponsor terror as an axis of evil. Just a little over four months prior, the U.S. had experienced the terrorist attacks of 9/11. During those four months, soldiers and armies were mobilized to fight the Taliban, and […] Read More