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What would a yearbook audit of today’s prominent Christian leaders reveal? Governor Northam’s incident with racist tropes provides Christians with the opportunity to self-audit for incidents of racism.

In a blog post I published just over a year ago, I wrote these words: ‘Bad theology can make people kill each other’. Nothing I have seen or read since then has made me change my mind.

(The Conversation) Among the many decision-making methods for life’s big decisions, one that stands out is from an early 16th-century soldier-turned-mystic, St. Ignatius of Loyola, who uses the language of faith.

New York’s Reproductive Health Act permits abortion on demand up until the moment of birth.

President Trump has embraced proposals in six states to offer classes in biblical literacy. Let me state, at the outset, that this is a bad idea -- in practical terms, and for political reasons.

Telling teenagers that faith is irrelevant to real life will not keep them from leaving the church. It may hasten their exits.

No doubt, you have noticed we humans are not designed like Janus, the Roman mythological god. Perhaps there is a lesson in that bit of anatomy.

We all have that person in our lives; the one we can never please or do enough for, the one who always finds fault and invariably withholds a word of blessing.

Baptists have used the past century to divide ourselves. Had we done this with grace and love and the intentional purpose of expanding the kingdom, we might not be experiencing the pain we have today.

There is something about the Christmas season that is sure to light up most any face (except for the most die-hard Scrooge), especially as we get closer to the big day. And it seems that the Christ of Christmas shows himself to us in several meaningful ways that we would least expect this time of year.