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Patrick Wilson reflects on visiting the campus of his alma mater, Baylor University, hours after the school’s Commission on Historic Campus Representations publicly released its report documenting Baylor’s ties to slavery and the Confederacy.

Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the Ever Given container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal. And he connects this modern parable to biblical stories about Egyptian pharaohs and other rulers seeking more wealth and power.

Wade Paris writes about small churches, their rich history, and their continued ministry. He argues that they are the faithful who keep the spirit of God alive until God does a new thing.

Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the painting behind Georgia Governor Brian Kemp during the signing ceremony for a new law making it harder for people to exercise their right to vote.

Columnist Christopher Dixon writes that the pros and cons of technology use for churches are never-ending, but churches must continue to adapt and change as technology changes, so as not be left in the dust.

Donald Jump responds to a criticism of his legal filings by Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats. Jump criticizes the MBC’s effort to takeover Southwest Baptist University.

Studies show that Christian Nationalist beliefs — that is, the merging of right-wing religious and civil ideologies — are the single greatest indicator of opposition to gun legislation reform. 

Selecting a few texts from Jesus’s teaching on welcoming the foreigner or the Apostle Paul’s teachings on the government does not provide the full story on the immigrant experience. In reality, their experience was politically and culturally complex.

Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the quick move by a Baptist church in Georgia to kick out the man who killed eight people at three massage parlors. And Kaylor wonders where Jesus would have instead shown up in Atlanta on Sunday.

Columnist Greg Mamula writes about what he calls “table life.” He says gathering around the table is a sacred event; it creates space for the Spirit to move, in an environment where conversations happen naturally.