November 15, 2017

A Couple Moments in Cuba

I'll be writing about my trip to Cuba last week for the December issue of Word&Way . But there were a couple of moments during the trip that involved Word&Way that I want to share now. The first moment came from my friend Joey Hern├índez, pastor of …
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November 11, 2017

Devotional on Joshua 20

I wrote a short devotion  for the Center for Congregational Ethics, an initiative started by my friend Bill Tillman. The reflection is based on Joshua 20 and includes thoughts on the an anti-death penalty vigil.
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November 6, 2017

Off to Cuba

I'm off to Cuba today to work with Baptist leaders in Santiago de Cuba and the surrounding region. This will be my third trip to Cuba (and my second trip to the eastern part of the island). During trips in October of 2014 and April of 2016, I visited seve…
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November 3, 2017

Deforming Tax Law & Churches

The new tax reform bill introduced by Republican congressional leaders includes many moral problems, including eliminating the adoption tax credit (so much for being pro-life) and actually raising taxes on some of the poorest working Americans (so much for co…
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October 31, 2017

How the Reformation (and a Baptist Meeting) Changed MLK's Name

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. The German monk who launched it - Martin Luther - now shares his name with another famous reformer: Martin Luther King Jr. How did MLK - who was not born with the Luther name - get …
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