Buckner International, a Baptist charitable organization based in Texas, recently learned 160-year-old records show its long-revered namesake founder, R.C. Buckner, was a slaveholder. The 1860 “slave schedule” for Lamar County, Texas, revealed Buckner as the owner of an enslaved 16-year-old Black female.
In about two months, U.S. voters will head to the polls (if they don’t first drop their ballot in the mail). So, we are entering the final, busy dash of the campaign. But we are also entering a dangerous time in the campaign.
Columnist Greg Mamula reflects on recent efforts by athletes to protest against racial injustice by boycotting games. He notes that sports are a reward for a functioning society, and we are not a healthy, functioning society right now.
This past Sunday (Aug. 30), John MacArthur, the senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California, made a startling statement as he holds in-person services in violation of coronavirus restrictions. But there are three problems with MacArthur’s claims.
In the conclusion of his book, White Too Long, Robert P. Jones acknowledges his personal narrative of growing up white in the South is not unique. Many, perhaps even most, he notes, could uncover “ways in which white supremacy, like kudzu, has crept its way forward
The longer COVID-19 rages on, the more the United States appears to be hanging its hopes on the development and rapid mass distribution of a vaccine. But stopping the virus’s spread will only happen if enough people choose – or are required – to get vaccinated. Will religious objections
On Sept. 1, 1920, a French general, Henri Gouraud, stood on the porch of a Beirut palace surrounded by local politicians and religious leaders and declared the State of Greater Lebanon — the precursor of the modern state of Lebanon. A century later, the mood could