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Oklahoma Partnership Redefines Race Relationships

A cluster of Native American congregations and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma are writing a new script for race relations in the Sooner State. […] Read More

BWA Challenges U.S. Policy to Separate Migrant Families

Meeting in Zurich, members of the Baptist World Alliance adopted a resolution challenging the zero-tolerance policy of the Trump administration to deal with the crisis on the U.S. southern border. […] Read More

When It’s Time to Allow Your Faith Traditions to Evolve

Learning and respecting the traditions of your faith are good things, but at what point is it time for the tradition – or at the least the parts of the tradition you use – to change and evolve? […] Read More

The Time to Descend from the Caves Has Come

A group of Radical Reformers, known as Anabaptists, found themselves facing a penalty of death at the hands of the Protestant government in Zurich, Switzerland, during the 16th century. Escaping their death sentence, Anabaptists fled to the foothills of the Alps. […] Read More

Nationalism Cited for Uptick in Religious Freedom Restrictions

Nationalistic tendencies contributed to a noticeable increase in government restriction on religious freedom in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 21. Of the 198 nations assessed, 28 percent (55 nations) were deemed to have “high” or “very high” government restrictions on religious faith and practice – a 3 percent increase […] Read More

SCOTUS Ruling Raises Questions, Concerns about Precedent

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on travelers entering the U.S. from certain majority-Muslim countries demonstrates the paradox between security and freedom. On the one hand, the court’s decision followed precedent allowing for broad presidential powers when it comes to national security. On the other hand, the decision seemed to […] Read More

Check Out Who’s New on EthicsDaily.com’s Board

Five new members for the EthicsDaily.com / Baptist Center for Ethics board of directors were unanimously approved in early June, increasing the board to 15 members. Their terms begin immediately, and they will serve from 2018 to 2020. The first official board meeting for the new directors will be November 2018 when the board meets […] Read More

Some Complementarians Are Changing – In a Good Way

There is an ongoing debate in evangelical circles between two views of the proper relationship between husbands and wives as prescribed by the Bible. The first is complementarianism, which asserts that the husband is the head of the household and holds ultimate authority over the family. The wife plays a complementary role in managing the […] Read More

Great Reasons Abound to Feel Baptist Pride

Baptists have been my spiritual tribe as I walked my faith journey. From running through the halls of exciting Eastwood Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attending Baptist summer camps to being trained by Baptist seminaries and employed by Baptist congregations and organizations, I have felt my Baptist pride swell with each passing year. Over […] Read More

Free Micro Docs Will Shine Light on Women in Ministry

“We are 500 years passed the Reformation,” says Rev. Alyssa A. Aldape, “and it is about time we highlight the good and faithful work of women who have graciously, and at times quietly, served as pastors in congregations, communities and hospitals.” This work of Baptist women is now getting the documentary treatment. Baptist Women in […] Read More