When a former student asked Calvin University professor Joe Kuilema to officiate her wedding last fall, he said yes right away — despite a school policy that views same-sex marriage as sinful. That decision will likely cost him his job.
Earlier this month, the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Committee held a special-called Zoom meeting and approved the creation of a “Plan B” giving option where churches can choose which SBC entities (such as seminaries and mission boards) they don’t wish to fund.
In this edition of A Public Witness, we explore the intentions behind First United Church of Oak Park’s unexpectedly controversial Lenten practice. We then explain how Turning Point USA sparked a phony controversy that disrupted the life of this Christian community.
Easter’s message of renewal will be especially poignant this year for four U.S. congregations rebounding from disasters. Their churches were destroyed. For the pastors, Easter’s promise of hope couldn’t be more timely.
In this issue of A Public Witness to consider the history and the theology at play at FBC Atlanta — in 1963 and today. And we have exclusive comments from the leader of that civil rights effort, Rev. Amos Brown, who today is pastor of Third Baptist
Senior Editor Beau Underwood interviews Christopher Dixon, pastor of West Finley Baptist Church near Fordland, Missouri, for the latest installment of our “Behind the Pulpit” series intended to pull back the curtain on the minister’s life.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we introduce you to an influential political activist seeking converts to his partisan gospel. Then we visit Kirk’s event at Grace Church to warn about the problematic ideology he’s presenting as a biblical message.
In this edition of A Public Witness, we go deeper than our feet could ever wander into the scandal-plagued events surrounding Hillsong. Then we stand with our arms high and hearts abandoned to consider the role worship plays in Christian formation.