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Not only was Martin Luther King Jr. an effective preacher, but also a poet whose words shattered the settled reality of cruelty and hate and helped us see the hope of a new possibility through his vision of the beloved community. […] Read More

Reading the final works of Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of contemporary efforts to function as a more just society produces a kind of déjà vu. It’s a vivid reminder of how far we have come – and how far we haven’t. […] Read More

Centrist Baptists have felt abandoned by both fundamentalists and liberals. However, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a diverse community seeking to do missions and ministry in new and exciting ways, and there’s room for all. […] Read More

The two most generous nations are Indonesia and Australia, says a survey of adults, who were asked how often they donated money, volunteered their time or helped a stranger. […] Read More

Instead of criticizing millennials, those of us in older generations need to learn how to span the chasm separating our generations. Here are 6 things to consider. […] Read More

With 40 million in the U.S. alone living in poverty, people who profess to be followers of Jesus – and all people of goodwill – must seek to live in solidarity with the poor. Easy to talk about; harder to do. […] Read More

Many church folks fear or reject others who are different from them. Contrary to the gospel, this pull toward exclusiveness has been and continues to be a challenge for faith communities. […] Read More

StoryCorps has designated Black Friday as a National Day of Listening, a time when families – however you may define that – come together to tell and hopefully record family stories. Here’s mine. […] Read More

We often see those with different political, social or religious views as misguided at best and evil personified at worst. What we need this holiday season is to put into practice this word. […] Read More

In no universe is anti-Semitism, racism or all the other “isms” that categorize human beings for the purposes of exclusion and persecution acceptable. The Bible says God created humankind. Period. […] Read More