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2nd Opinion: Mental health inside Southern Baptist churches

2nd Opinion: Mental health inside Southern Baptist churches

Southern Baptists are trying to determine what is being done in churches to address the stigma of mental health.

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Down Home: The ghosts of Christmas (just) past

If I told you I’m still haunted by Christmas shopping, that would be an overstatement. But I definitely sense somebody looking over my shoulder.

How and why is community action integrally woven into the tapestry of African-American churches?

Right or Wrong? African-American churches and community

How and why is community action integrally woven into the tapestry of African-American churches?

2nd Opinion: Pastors, stop signing those marriage licenses

2nd Opinion: Pastors, stop signing those marriage licenses

It was convenient for many years for pastors to officiate weddings and then for the state to recognize those marriages. It was easy, but it was a bad idea.

Opinion: A Top 10 list of religion stories for 2014

Opinion: A Top 10 list of religion stories for 2014

It was a “topsy-turvy” year in religion: Rabbi A. James Rudin shares his personal picks for the top religion news stories of 2014.

Right or Wrong? Renewed interest in the Holy Spirit

Right or Wrong? Renewed interest in the Holy Spirit

Is the renewed emphasis on the Holy Spirit a quest to build Christ-like character or another tactic to boost church attendance?

2nd Opinion: The best place to see the Light is in the dark

2nd Opinion: The best place to see the Light is in the dark

Mary and Joseph did not get right up and leave the stable before the rising sun. They were there in Bethlehem during both day and night. But we always imagine Christmas at night—as if day never came. Why?

Guest editorial: Coach’s love spans horror, time, distance

Guest editorial: Coach’s love spans horror, time, distance

A coach’s unwavering faithfulness continues to affect one of his students in prison. It's a story set among life’s sharpest edges with no guaranteed happy ending.

Christmas meditation: Blessed peace, when all is well

Christmas meditation: Blessed peace, when all is well

It was December, that month when all heck breaks loose, when the calendar fills to overflowing and the expenses pile one on top of the other like leaves covering the lawn in the fall.

Down Home: Waiting to meet a baby this Christmas

Down Home: Waiting to meet a baby this Christmas

Our new granddaughter Eleanor entered this world about three weeks before Christmas, adorned with a crown of brown hair and glittering eyes.

Guest Editorial: Across 8 decades, truth about racial injustice

Guest Editorial: Across 8 decades, truth about racial injustice

As theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote in his 1932 classic, Moral Man and Immoral Society, the power of white privilege must end.

Students should be allowed a reasonable number of excused absences, without penalties, to observe religious holidays within their traditions.

2nd Opinion: Public schools can avoid ‘War on Christmas’ tussle

Like much of the pre-Christmas hype that used to come only after Thanksgiving, cries of a “War on Christmas” began early this year.

2nd Opinion: A real magic wand

2nd Opinion: A real magic wand

Our 5-year-old granddaughter shared with her parents her Christmas wish list. Leading off was this simple request: “a REAL magic wand.”

Down Home: Trashing a garbage barrel? Kinda complicated

Down Home: Trashing a garbage barrel? Kinda complicated

When the bottoms of our big trashcans inevitably wore through this fall, I faced a predicament I hadn’t encountered in at least 29 years.

Right or Wrong: Economic Sanctions

Right or Wrong? Economic Sanctions

Where do economic sanctions rank on a scale that measures the appropriate use of power to attain peace?

 
 
 
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