As “evangelical” has become an increasingly political term, rather than a religious one, should Christians stop calling themselves by that name?
By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
Let’s stop looking for a fight where none exists. I’m frankly too busy and too filled with the season’s joy to worry about whether a store clerk tells me ”Happy holidays” or ”Merry Christmas.” (Baptist News Global)
By Doyle Sager / Baptist News Global
Why aren’t more churches or public faith leaders telling the truth about America’s unique scourge of gun violence?
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
After another mass shooting, praying is doing something. But should we be doing something in addition to praying?
By Richard Mouw
After being sexually harassed while serving at her first pastorate, Pastor Amy Butler calls out the church and herself in their complicity of “just taking it.” (Baptist News Global)
By Amy Butler / Baptist News Global
A federal law was supposed to put an end to the use of local zoning laws as tools of discrimination. It hasn’t. (The Atlantic)
By Emma Green / The Atlantic
In the aftermath of the worst shooting in Texas history at First Baptist Sutherland Springs, Ferrell Foster argues that all churches should hire professional security.
By Ferrell Foster / Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission
When Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, interviewed Fox News host Sean Hannity, many opposed it for its commingling of church and politics.
By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
Five hundred years after Reformation Day, Molly T. Marshall wonders if Baptists are still reforming themselves. (BNG)
By Molly T. Marshall / Baptist News Global
“What is the actual evidence on the relationship between religion and morality?”
By Dimitris Xygalatas / The Conversation
Jonathan Merritt discusses the merits of “Church Clarity,” a new website seeking to reveal official church stances on their “affirming” or “non-affirming” stances regarding homosexuality.
Matthew Levering and Kevin J. Vanhoozer debate the merit of the Reformation: Should it have occurred, and is it still occurring today?
By Matthew Levering and Kevin J. Vanhoozer / Religion News Service