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“Why don’t they just come here legally?” It’s a common question about undocumented immigrants in the U.S., but what sounds simple is incredibly complex, extremely exclusive and very expensive. […] Read More

There’s a time and place for honoring the U.S. flag, but church is for worshipping God alone. Pastors who want to remove the flag from the sanctuary often face angry members, raising serious concerns about idolatry. […] Read More

Women preaching aligns with Scripture and invites us to be more fully the body of Christ. Hearing different voices can spark the congregation’s imagination and sense of calling, particularly in the lives of young women. […] Read More

U.S. clergy most frequently cited matters related to human sexuality when asked what they feel limited and what they feel pressured to address, a study found. […] Read More

Instead of giving voice to their fears, many pretend or tolerate persons from other cultures. Sometimes, however, they speak those fears aloud. America is supposed to be a melting pot, but who’s in charge of the ingredients? […] Read More

For many churches, January is full of discussions and negotiations about budgets. Instead of a time of renewal, it’s a time of uncertainty and tense conversations, affecting clergy’s ability to plan and lead. […] Read More

Addressing the “largely silent epidemic” of sexual abuse and exploitation of minors, a new report assessed 40 nations to determine how well they are protecting children. […] Read More

School choice” sounds wonderfully appealing on the surface, but proponents don’t always share the facts and ramifications of their policies. Public education needs to be completely and generously funded and supported. […] Read More

Libby Mae Grammer is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Martinsville, Virginia. […] Read More