David W. Key Sr. writes that the Baptist tradition has long held religious liberty as a core conviction. At the same time, he is guided by that very faith which teaches that discrimination is wrong. There is no contradiction here.
What’s happening to my church is occurring in hundreds of churches across the United States. Large numbers of adults have left organized religion behind, and in their wake churches are faced with difficult questions.
Thomas Reese writes that for more than a century, Catholic social teaching has advocated not for a minimum wage but for a living wage for workers. Sadly, however, the U.S. Congress cannot even increase the minimum wage because of parliamentary rules and Republican opposition.
Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the term “Christian Nationalism” is showing signs of becoming an all-purpose condemnation of any effort to integrate Christian beliefs with civic engagement, even perfectly peaceful ones. So what is Christian Nationalism, and what is it not?
Amanda Tyler of BJC writes that what Jeep’s Super Bowl ad misses is that both nostalgic Christian Nationalism and violent Christian Nationalism are harmful and divisive.
Karen Swallow Prior writes to explain why she’s still here. Still in the church. Still part of the bride — even if the reality of life in the church hasn’t quite met up to her youthful idealism.
While evangelical participation in and support for the Jan. 6 event profoundly saddens me, I’m not shocked by it either. Big-name preachers, ministry celebrities and political figures have stoked fear, resentment, and affront among my fellow believers for nearly half a century.
Heather Greene reflects on interfaith experiences to ponder what it means to find unity. The question, she writes, is not really whether we can achieve national unity. It is whether we are willing to do the work.
How do we as a church move forward together after the Trump presidency? Chris Davis doesn’t think we need a new program or the next expert to address this question. Rather, the answer is found in the fundamental elements of church life: worship, nurture, and
Jim Wallis argues that reconciliation needs the truth; therefore, we can never reconcile with White Supremacy. Only the truth can set us free, he adds, which is what we most need now.