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Privilege is a wall protecting the privileged from the inequity in the world. In the parable of the unjust judge, Jesus is the widow who won’t relent and won’t be dissuaded until justice reigns over all the earth. But who are we? […] Read More

More than two-thirds of teenagers see at least one expression of religious faith at their public schools, a report said. The most common expression they witness is wearing clothing or jewelry with religious symbols. […] Read More

When tragedy strikes, social media blazes with offers of thoughts and prayers. However, prayer was never meant to be a substitute for action. Jesus did not tell us to merely pray for those in need; he said to help them. […] Read More

As a nation’s wealth increased, the percentage of adult citizens who pray daily decreased, a Pew analysis found. The U.S. was an exception, with one of the highest grossing GDPs and an above average level of prayer. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are faithful in praying for opportunities to share their faith but are less inclined to actually do so, a report found. More than half have not shared their faith with anyone in the past six months. […] Read More

As many evangelicals perpetuate Christian nationalism and seek access to political power today, they should recall the courageous stance of a Christian and GOP senator who prophetically spoke truth to power in 1973. […] Read More

The American lifestyle’s frantic pace leads inevitably to exhaustion. Healthy clergy will recognize that the church is often one of the culprits in the overfilled schedules of its people. Here’s what you can do about it. […] Read More

The church does not reign over the world anymore and cannot enforce its beliefs on others. That leaves the legal system of the United States as the only recourse for some, but that path carries a price. […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

Emergency. That was the word Alberto Mamani, president of the Bolivian Baptist Union, used to describe what was beginning to unfold in Bolivia. Early last month, as part of broader legislation meant to address human trafficking, Article 88, Paragraph 11, of the new penal code in Bolivia raised the possibility that inviting and helping facilitate […] Read More