Lawyers for Georgia Baptist pastor Mike Stone filed paperwork Thursday to voluntarily withdraw a complaint filed in federal court against Russell Moore, the former head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Anita Peebles notes that we all might never truly be ready for Advent, no matter what year it is. But she argues that we need a reminder every year that time, like life, like matter, like energy, is a cycle—that human systems of domination can
In day 16 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, David Gushee reflects on Isaiah 29:17-21 and its word for today after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily publicly apologized to outraged parents after its bishop told a group of children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. The diocese said the bishop was trying to underline the true meaning of Christmas.
The newest album by The Porter’s Gate is a far cry from the peppy “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”-type Christmas tunes. Drawing heavily from biblical Scriptures and written with congregational worship in mind, Advent Songs is meant as a hope-filled response to 2021’s weighty realities.
In day 15 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Contributing Writer Rodney Kennedy reflects on the theology of a new ad from Caesars Sportsbook and the clash between “Caesar is Lord!” and “Jesus is Lord!”
In day 14 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Angela Parker reflects the conflicting ancient treatment of literal shepherds and the use of she shepherd metaphor to describe rulers.
Many people don’t know the stories behind their favorite Christmas carols. That’s where ‘Hark! The Stories Behind Our Favorite Christmas Carols’ comes in, a new podcast that explores the meaning and making of some of the best-known and most-loved Christmas carols.
Voices Editor Jeremy Fuzy reviews a new book by Rodney Kennedy, The Immaculate Mistake: How Evangelicals Gave Birth to Donald Trump. Kennedy utilizes his identity as a scholar of rhetoric and a Baptist preacher to draw out new understandings of the relationship between evangelicals and
In day 13 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Brad Lyons reflects on the story of the Murder of the Innocents and how its message resonates with our world today.