August 28, 2017

Global Baptists, Mo. Lawsuits, & More

The August 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features two packages of articles: one on last month's Baptist World Alliance gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, and the other on the 15th anniversary this month of ongoing lawsuits among Missouri Baptists. Here are the …
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August 25, 2017

Global Baptists Urge Religious Liberty for All

I wrote a guest column in the July-August issue of Report from the Capital , the publication of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty . My piece, Global Baptists Urge Religious Liberty for All , talks about how the topic of religious liberty came up …
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August 24, 2017

Interrupting Death in Missouri

On Tuesday, death was interrupted. The state of Missouri planned to execute a man, Marcellus Williams, for the 1998 murder of Lisha Gayle. I find the death penalty morally indefensible for many reasons (for some biblical reasons, check out my Word&Way inte…
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August 22, 2017

Praise Him, Sun and Moon

Living in the narrow path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse, I've been excited about it coming. Although I remember a partial eclipse as a child, I had hopes that totality would be a particularly unique experience. It did not disappoint.  The sky lit…
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August 15, 2017

Trump Is Who He Was

There's rightly a lot of anger about President Donald Trump defending white nationalists, neo-Nazis, alt-rightists, and other racists in the aftermath of the rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. But we shouldn't be surprised. Trump is being who he ha…
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August 11, 2017

Trinity and North Korea

On Sunday, we marked the anniversary of the atomic bomb "Little Boy" dropped on Hiroshima, which immediately killed more than 70,000 people (with tens of thousands of more people dying in the following months). Most of those killed were civilians. O…
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August 2, 2017

Doha, Qatar

While traveling to Bangkok, Thailand, in July for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance , I flew thru Doha, Qatar, on Qatar Airways. During my first stop, I only had a few hours so I explored Hamad International Airport, which includes its famous …
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