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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

While our minds and hearts traditionally turn toward gratitude in November, the overwhelming bad news on so many fronts leaves us paralyzed. It’s time to turn things around. […] Read More

Our nation is like a patchwork tapestry. Its beauty derives from its various colors and shapes, but common threads unite its form. While our nation frays at the seams, the common thread to knit us together is neighborliness. […] Read More

In our fractured world, it’s tempting to withdraw from the fray or even deepen the gulf. Neither choice advances God’s kingdom. Instead, we must live a ministry of grace. […] Read More

One of the problems in the church today: We draw lines in the sand between liberal and conservative and tend to camp out on one side of the line or the other. Can we listen to the same thing from both sides? […] Read More

Experiencing life in a new culture is a reminder of how importance it is to build bridges to forge new relationships. We must show respect, open-mindedness, love, hope and grace as we exemplify Christ’s heart toward humanity. […] Read More

‘The Neighborhood’

“The Neighborhood,” a new comedy starring Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield on CBS, raises important questions about racism and race relations, community and diversity. […] Read More

The church has entered an era when difficult conversations are more important than ever. In our polarized society, it’s vital for the church to come together for dialogue, listen to each other and seek the middle ground. […] Read More

European Baptists, who met recently in Ukraine, are a diverse lot. However, they have discovered that their diversity – while challenging at times – is actually a strength. […] Read More

U.S. churches don’t have to worry about the hardship of persecution. As a result, they often don’t realize or give thanks for the little things given to them every day. […] Read More