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SBC fight symbolizes the mean-spirited religious impulses of the nation, BNG panelist suggests

The turmoil engulfing the Southern Baptist Convention over its handling of sexual abuse allegations, racial injustice and gender inequality are both a result and an expression of a mean-spirited relig...

Why Critical Race Theory could be good news for ‘nice white people’

A bedrock theological concept of my formation as a white American evangelical was the idea, best articulated by Paul in Romans 14-20, that there is a war going on within all of us between those things...

Editing our narratives has the power to heal future generations

There’s a common thread to much of the social conflict we’re seeing in church and society these days, and it has to do with our willingness to edit our own stories. Let’s call it a hardening of the na...

In Nigeria, this man is on a mission to promote peace

In the last couple of years, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has attracted national and international headlines for violence perpetrated by the terrorist group Boko Haram or other crimi...

For universities, when it comes to LGBTQ issues, focus on student well-being

Let’s say you are on the trustee board of a Christian-affiliated university and you are trying to figure out what your school should do about its policies related to LGBTQ students. You have two conse...

Link to video of webinar on SBC

Here is the link to video of tonight’s webinar panel on the SBC. Our apologies to those who had registered but were unable to join once we reached the cap of 100 participants. The cap was suppos...

SBC Executive Committee hires a firm to investigate itself and report findings to itself

In what appears to be a preemptive move four days before the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, the president of the SBC Executive Committee announced he has hired an outside firm to investig...

Mike Stone and Ronnie Floyd should step down

When I pulled into the seven-figure neighborhood outside Dallas, I began to wonder to myself why a former seminary president would be living in a mansion in this posh suburb near Plano. Then as I pull...

The Fight for the Heart of the Southern Baptist Convention

On a recent Friday afternoon, Dwight McKissic sat at a folding table in his three-car garage, on a cul-de-sac in Arlington, Texas, discussing the role that race plays in a growing divide among America...