March 28, 2014

March 27, 2014

March 24, 2014

Problems with Hobby Lobby’s Crafty Religious Liberty Arguments

The nine justices of the Supreme Court will gather tomorrow to hear oral arguments in what could result in a landmark religious liberty ruling. Already people are camping out to attend the oral arguments, and the voluminous media coverage will only grow tomo…
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March 22, 2014

The Vanishing Evangelical

I recently read The Vanishing Evangelical: Saving the Church from Its Own Success by Restoring What Really Matters by Calvin Miller. Having heard Miller speak a few times, including at the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri (now kno…
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March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

March 19, 2014

Bethlehem Conference Challenges Narratives on Israel-Palestine, Christian Zionism

Ethics Daily ran my latest article today, which is titled "Bethlehem Conference Challenges Narratives on Israel-Palestine, Christian Zionism." It reports on last week's Christ at the Checkpoint conference. In addition to noting some of the comme…
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March 18, 2014

March 14, 2014

March 13, 2014

Churchnet at FutureBaptists

My latest news article ran in this week's  Churchnet newsletter page in the Word&Way . Titled "Churchnet at FutureBaptists," the article reports on last week's gathering in Philadelphia (that I also wrote about in an earlier post ).
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March 12, 2014

Christ at the Checkpoint

In Bethlehem this week, Christians from around the world are gathering for the Christ at the Checkpoint  conference (the third such conference, which occurs every two years). I have heard some reports from the previous two versions of the conference and it a h…
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March 10, 2014

ABP Photo

The Associated Baptist Press  (ABP) ran a news story today on the FutureBaptists event held by the North American Baptist Fellowship . The article  by Robert Dilday is titled "North American Baptists ask, what will we look like in 50 years?" The artic…
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March 9, 2014

Community Dialogue

Over the weekend I attended a gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF), a regional fellowship of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Called "FutureBaptists," the two-day event at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia focused…
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March 7, 2014

March 5, 2014

March 4, 2014

Unity and Strength

Today I attended part of the Executive Committee meeting of the Baptist World Alliance so I could meet with the Communications Advisory Committee. I joined six other communicators representing various Baptist denominations to talk about BWA's past and fut…
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March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014

Church's Prophetic Voice

The Jamaican Baptist Union (JBU) recently held it annual General Assembly. A news release from JBU highlighted comments by the group's president, Luke Shaw (the photo is one I took of Shaw last summer at the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering). His …
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March 1, 2014