Debbie Wuthnow on Independence Day Reminds Us Freedom is Tied to Votes and Values

Debbie Wuthnow on Independence Day Reminds Us Freedom is Tied to Votes and Values

Pandemics. Division. Political strife. This Independence Day is certainly unlike any most of us have witnessed in our lifetimes, but we can take comfort...
William Vanderbloemen on The Future of Pastoral Leadership: Mission Over Message

William Vanderbloemen on The Future of Pastoral Leadership: Mission Over Message

Many pastors are wondering what outreach and discipleship will look like after the pandemic and how they can best equip staff and volunteers for...
Eric Willis on Bigotry in My Own Backyard

Eric Willis on Bigotry in My Own Backyard

Several days ago, one of my daughters arrived home after a long day of working as a teacher for a local childcare center. I...
Michael Brown on The Mayor of Seattle Has a Rude Awakening About CHOP

Michael Brown on The Mayor of Seattle Has a Rude Awakening About CHOP

Do you remember when Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the takeover of a portion of her city could turn into a “summer...
John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera on Supreme Court Decides States Cannot Discriminate Against Religious Schools

John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera on Supreme Court Decides States Cannot Discriminate Against Religious...

The past two weeks of Supreme Court rulings have not been encouraging. After the disastrous ruling in Bostock arbitrarily expanded civil rights protections to include sexual orientation...
Marilyn M. Singleton on Some Black Lives Don’t Matter

Marilyn M. Singleton on Some Black Lives Don’t Matter

I grew up in a segregated neighborhood where within three months of our Doberman’s death, our house was burglarized 4 times. Thus, a new...
Thomas Reese on American Exceptionalism Needs a Reboot

Thomas Reese on American Exceptionalism Needs a Reboot

The Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a Jesuit priest, is a Senior Analyst at RNS. On the Fourth of July we celebrate the United States as...
Kenneth C. Ulmer on Dear Church, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Kenneth C. Ulmer on Dear Church, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

At significant points in history, such as today, the church has been willfully complicit in fostering the spiritual dimension to the racial, spiritual and...
Rev. Mark H. Creech on Is Violence the Way to Advance Racial Justice?

Rev. Mark H. Creech on Is Violence the Way to Advance Racial Justice?

There is violence throughout our land, and most of it in the name of eradicating racism. Any statue with the slightest perception of some...
Greg Jao on Should Christians Say ‘White Power’ and ‘All Lives Matter’?

Greg Jao on Should Christians Say ‘White Power’ and ‘All Lives Matter’?

We use too many words out of season, particularly in conversations about race, ethnicity, and justice. This was particularly evident this past Sunday when...
Michael Brown on What Are You Going to Do When They Come for You?

Michael Brown on What Are You Going to Do When They Come for You?

To all the wealthy, liberal elites who are cheering on the protests and riots, a word of warning is in order. The same holds...
Joash Thomas on Confessions of a Justice-Seeking Christian

Joash Thomas on Confessions of a Justice-Seeking Christian

As someone who works for a Christian human rights organization, I thought I had seen it all. Over my past five years of mobilizing...
Wallace B. Henley on Is the End Near for Institutional Christianity?

Wallace B. Henley on Is the End Near for Institutional Christianity?

The end seems nigh for conservative institutional Christianity. “Catastrophic... seismic... the opening of a Pandora’s Box...” These were some of the terms used by experts who...
Tara Isabella Burton on the K-Pop Election

Tara Isabella Burton on the K-Pop Election

When you’re looking over your shoulder for skulduggery from Joe Biden and antifa, you may lose sight of mischief from Korean boy bands. The...
Shane Idleman on Dear American Christians: Focus on the Cross, Not Culture

Shane Idleman on Dear American Christians: Focus on the Cross, Not Culture

Martin Luther King Jr., in the Letter from Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963, wrote, “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for...
Nolan Harkness on When God Fires a Warning Shot

Nolan Harkness on When God Fires a Warning Shot

Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham, came under great public scrutiny for a statement she made in 2016, referring to the terror attacks...
Robin Schumacher on Release the Beast

Robin Schumacher on Release the Beast

In 2013, The Purge was released, which was the first in a series of dystopian action horror movies that also spawned a TV series on the...
Prashanth Daniel on The Value of Silent Apologetics

Prashanth Daniel on The Value of Silent Apologetics

I heard a story once of a family that was getting ready to go on their annual camping trip. Dad was loading up the...
John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera on Chief Justice Roberts Cites Precedent to Uphold the Evil of Abortion

John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera on Chief Justice Roberts Cites Precedent to Uphold the...

Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at...

Gary Ledbetter on God Bless America

Gary Ledbetter is editor of the Southern Baptist TEXAN, newsjournal of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Independence Day, that chaos...