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Thinking about 1962: Catholic politicos, an archbishop, excommunication, doctrine and race

Dear @USCCB: I’m Catholic and I support: -Contraception-A woman’s right to choose-Treatments for infertility-The right for people to get a divorce-The right of same sex marriage Next time I go to Chur...

New podcast: Is SBC President Ed Litton 'woke'? What is a 'conservative' stance on CRT?

I’m not crying. You’re crying. Gracious words from @EdLitton to @AlbertMohler and from Mohler back to Litton.#SBC21 pic.twitter.com/3CFwJH00Ba — Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) June 16, 2021 It certainl...

Chicago Tribune's take on Moody Bible student lacks some tough, logical questions

One of the rules of journalism is to make clear why a reader should care what you’re writing about. One way to make that happen is to choose a sympathetic figure. Personal stories are always easier to...

#SBC21: Press wrestles with Twitter-niche labels as Southern Baptists choose a new leader

I’m just going to go out on a limb and say this: when secular news outlets such as @nytimes write headlines like this… it might—just might—be a sign you’re headed in the wrong direction… #SBC21 pic.tw...

UFO buzz raises (once again) big religion question: Will aliens erase belief in Christianity?

THE QUESTION: Would proof that intelligent life exists on distant planets overturn the Christian religion? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: Religious skeptics say very likely yes. Why? They argue that...

What to read, and why, as Catholic bishops mull plan to deny Biden Holy Communion

This is a week that could change Catholic life in this country. That is not an exaggeration when you consider what the bishops will be debating. Barring an intervention from Pope Francis himself, the ...

#SBC2021, CRT and sexual abuse: Are compromises possible in this complex showdown?

Southern Baptist annual meeting is Page 1 news in Washington (@spulliam), New York (@publicroad, @elizabethjdias), Nashville (@HollyAMeyer), Houston (@RobDownenChron) and on Wall Street (@iglovett). F...

Plug-In: How hot will SBC meetings get in Nashville? Sexual-abuse fights are Round 1

Releases of leaked letters and secret recordings from within the Southern Baptist Convention are intensifying as critics seek to show top leaders were slow to address sexual abuse and worried more abo...

Beyond Potiphar's wife: Leaked letters yank SBC debates about sexual abuse into the open

The public witness of the SBC matters to every baptist pastor I know. I like many others want transparency and accountability in our entities. I look forward to making the following motion with @DGran...