As racism and violence against Asian Americans began to spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, groups like the Asian American Christian Collaborative formed to fight back with information and advocacy. Still, some Asian American Christian leaders believe there is more the church can be doing to
Robert D. Cornwall reviews Stepmother: Redeeming a Disdained Vocation by Dorothy C. Bass. The book delivers a deeper understanding of complex family relationships and seeks to redeem a “disdained vocation” through exploring life experiences and offering a word of grace and encouragement to those who
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered under the scorching Texas sun Friday to protest outside the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, just days after 21 people died in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that has reignited a national debate on gun rights.
Since San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist in his jurisdiction last Friday, three other bishops from the conservative wing of the U.S. Catholic Church have followed.
In episode 52 of Dangerous Dogma, Andrew Whitehead, a professor of sociology at IUPUI, talks about his book Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States (which is coming out in a new paperback edition).
In this edition of A Public Witness, we look at the principalities and powers preventing us from doing something about gun violence, along with the Christian leaders aiding and abetting their cause. Then we denounce the idolatry that demands we sacrifice our children.
Contributing writer Greg Mamula reflects on the recent shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left nineteen children and two teachers dead. If we are truly offering our thoughts and prayers to the tragedy that is the epic endemic of gun violence in
David P. Gushee reflects on the recent report outlining twenty years of Southern Baptist leaders mishandling sexual abuse allegations in SBC churches. He argues that a denomination that does not want to face the reality of systemic evil in society must now face the reality
In this issue of A Public Witness, we call on state attorneys general to open investigations into Southern Baptist entities and conventions. After reviewing reactions to the Guidepost report, we build our case by examining the precedent set with similar state investigations into the Catholic Church.
Robert D. Cornwall reviews Holy Communion in Contagious Times: Celebrating the Eucharist in the Everyday and Online Worlds by Richard A. Burridge. The book is both a scholarly response and a personal reflection since Burridge draws on his own experiences watching, participating in, and leading