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On Father’s Day, lessons from home, from church, from the SBC — and a better way to be a parent

My father and I are estranged and have been for several years now. I don’t mean for this to sound dramatic, because it isn’t. But just because something isn’t dramatic doesn’t mean there isn’t still p...

Continuing our retreat from Jesus

This is a photo of me with my father in the upper deck of the New Orleans Superdome at the Southern Baptist Convention in June 1990. We were two of the nearly 40,000 messengers who gathered that year ...

“Favorite Moments From The Mount” feat. Dr. Jerry Black

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What I learned from spending three days with the ‘Duck Dynasty’ family

I was honored to be invited to spend three days with members of the influential “Duck Dynasty” family. If you know anything about the TV show, you will understand the meaning of the invite to “spend t...

Russell Moore parts from Southern Baptists personally as well as professionally

Russell Moore, who recently resigned as the Southern Baptist Convention’s chief ethicist, has also moved on from the nation’s largest Protestant denomination personally, attending a Tennessee church t...

tmatt is far, far from his office desk: But the other GetReligionistas will carry on this week

Let’s see. How do I do this? I need to channel the online style of Bobby Ross, Jr., the master of the short, punchy post in which a few short sentences quickly lead into tweets, photographs and bullet...

When covering Moore's exit from SBC power, scribes should ponder what made him 'liberal'

This may be a strange place to start when discussing early news coverage of the Rev. Russell Moore moving from the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission — the crucial Southern Baptist camp in Belt...

Christians Can Learn from Muslims. But There Are Lines We Shouldn’t Cross.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve witnessed firsthand how painful, exhausting, and occasionally frightening it is to live among people who passionately disagree. In this maelstrom of masks, quaranti...

Liz Cheney, ousted from party leadership, invokes pope and the ‘power of faith’

On the eve of her removal from the House Republican leadership for failing to back President Donald Trump’s attacks on the 2020 election, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney cited principles she insisted were founda...

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