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How purity culture and anti-Asian racism intersect in some white evangelical circles

The intersection of purity culture and anti-Asian racism is familiar to many Asian American Christian women, who say there’s long been a connection between the two among white, conservative Christians...

Why Some Black Women Are Turning to Witchcraft

Once a haven for the entire community, the Black church is losing some of its younger members to witchcraft. Over the last 5-10 years, more Black millennials and Gen Z’ers are breaking away from Chris...

In Africa, some religious leaders pay a heavy price for their faith

The look on his face at the hospital bed where he was undergoing treatment showed a man who was recovering, happy and grateful to God to be alive. It was the opposite situation on Sunday, April 25, wh...

Interpreting the data: Why are some Christians getting vaccinated and others aren’t?

It is well-documented by now that white evangelical Christians are among the largest groups resisting vaccination against COVID-19. But the reason for this might not actually be rooted in vaccine deni...

“We are complicit”: Only some churches are offering real reparations and repentance for slavery

Leaders of the Jesuit conference of priests, one of the most prominent orders in the Roman Catholic Church, have announced a plan to raise $100 million in reparations to benefit the descendants of the...

Evangelicals are in trouble: Reclaiming ‘Oberlinism” could bring some redemption

Evangelicals are in trouble in the land of the free and the home of the Trump golden statue, that 6-foot sculpture that debuted at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando. Watch...

One year later: Some musings on post-COVID culture and social ethics

When this column appears, it will be exactly one year since my last trip to the airport. One year since I lectured outside my own home or university. Just under one year since my Mercer classes went t...

Some Methodist churches finding greater mission results with simplified governance

If there’s an aspect of church life that United Methodists love more than a potluck supper, it’s structure. After all, John Wesley — who imbibed structure as a means of discipleship from his mother, S...

SBU Trustees Reverse Some Tenure/Promotion Denials

After nearly two weeks of controversy following an unusual move to deny tenure or promotion to five faculty members, the Board of Trustees for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, revers...

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