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From the Pews

In busy seasons of life like Advent, it’s all too easy to allow worry and anxiety to creep into your heart and mind, but kingdom-vision living removes the barrier that fear creates. […] 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

After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, stories of those who remained silent about their abuse are flooding social media. When will we finally listen? […] Read More

When fundamentalism and evangelism intersect, their purpose and calling are to convert every person they meet to their right beliefs, which can play out in dangerous ways. […] Read More

Our churches have become politicized to the point that people on opposite sides of issues can’t figure out how to be community together. Can we rediscover God’s still, small voice? […] Read More

My 2½-year-old and I went to dinner with a friend recently. On the way home, I turned the wrong way. His perceptive ears heard me say, “Oops! That was the wrong way,” and then I heard his copycat voice from the back seat saying, “Wrong way, Mama. Wrong way.” I laughed to myself knowing this […] Read More

Paige Patterson, former head of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), is receiving criticism and being challenged on multiple situations. His comments counseling a woman who was being abused by her husband to stay in the marriage in 2004 have resurfaced. It has also been revealed that while president of a previous seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological […] Read More

No matter how many seminary classes you had discussing and debating ethical dilemmas that pastors have encountered in their parishes, there is no way to prepare completely for what you will face as you minister in our current context. My hope is that this monthly column, “From the Pews,” will provide insights and challenges for […] Read More