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Face-to-face encounters possess great potential for good or evil. Some like to stir the pot of public discourse; others seek greater understanding and fruitful dialogue. Christians should avoid the former and model the latter. […] Read More

Can differences of degree become so great they become differences of kind? Conservative and liberal Christians, unable to find a center, have become so increasingly polarized it appears they have produced two Christianities. […] Read More

A natural climate change event some 4,200 years ago ended the Akkadian Empire. It’s a chilling reminder that another climate change, spurred by human activity, could have a devastating cost for our planet’s 7.7 billion people. […] Read More

Looking back on our nation’s role in slavery and racism, communities are struggling with how to memorialize and interpret the past. Sometimes, to enter well into the future, we need to own our past. […] Read More

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary penned a 70-page report on the seminary’s shameful complicity in slavery, Jim Crow and white supremacy. While the clear-eyed report is not enough, it is a strong start. […] Read More

One of the most significant causes of conflict – whether between individuals or among nations – is the conviction that reality revolves around ourselves. But God’s creation does not uniquely revolve around us. […] Read More

The American lifestyle’s frantic pace leads inevitably to exhaustion. Healthy clergy will recognize that the church is often one of the culprits in the overfilled schedules of its people. Here’s what you can do about it. […] Read More

Had it not been for the visionary and tireless advocacy of Coretta Scott King, we would not have Martin Luther King Jr. Day. She fought for justice her entire life and had the vision to bring us this day. […] Read More

As our nation debates the need for a wall on our southern border, those who favor it typically cite three reasons: terrorists, “illegals” and drugs. Their reasons don’t hold up to scrutiny. […] Read More

While the number of women applying for and exercising accredited ministry in Great Britain has steadily grown, many never set out to explore God’s calling of them. But the time for change has surely come. […] Read More