Voices: Thank God for the saints who shaped us

It is a gift of the church that none of us is without mothers and fathers. … When our biological parents fail us, we look to men and women in our churches and faith traditions.


Voices: How to apologize

I want to teach my sons not to rape and to teach my daughters that no one has a right to use or abuse them. And I want your sons and daughters to learn the same thing. I want every child—boy or girl—to be safe from sexual exploitation.

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Voices: Reclaiming the Baptist distinctive of religious liberty

Seeking to maintain and protect religious liberty has the potential to unify Baptists in a context in which we are increasingly becoming divided

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Voices: No room for political fear

Our hope in Christ is that this world—no matter who wins our presidential election—is heading for redemption and renewal.

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Voices: The revelatory election for U.S. churches

We sit weeks away from a long electoral season finally ending, and by God’s grace, the church has been shown to be weaker than it thought and more divided than it imagined.


Voices: Lord, make our world safe for women

For the sake of every human being on the planet, we must speak out and work to transform a culture that normalizes the assault and objectification of women.


Voices: Vote for what is good for our neighbors

When voting, Christians should consider what is good for our neighbors before we consider what is good for ourselves, says Myles Werntz, the T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary.

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Voices: 2nd conversions, joining God, feeding folks

Do you want to feed hungry people? Good. You are seeking God’s kingdom where you are. But what if God already is feeding hungry people somewhere in your neighborhood and the best thing you can do is to join God there?


Voices: The art of the congregational deal

Our best chance of healing the national discourse is first healing our local conversations. By working on how we negotiate our own congregational dialogue, we can begin to shape a new conversation that is more civil than what we see on CNN.

Painting of Roger Williams, founder of the first Baptist church in America and a champion of religious liberty.

Voices: Four reasons I became a Baptist

Baptists have much to offer both the church as a whole and the world. If we remember where we came from, we will continue to reach a world in desperate need of what we have to offer.

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Voices: You need church

Being a part of a church is not easy, but it is essential. We cannot love Jesus and not love his church.


Voices: Deconstructing our ‘us vs. them’ mindset

The Roman army officer whose servant Jesus healed demonstrates the kind of inclusive humility needed to break down barriers between “us” and “them.”


Voices: Place ethics ahead of political considerations

A trio of biblical themes—hope, cross and community—provide a lens through which a Christian may examine political candidates and policies and make moral choices.

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Voices: An appeal for honesty in church

Our churches must be places where we can be honest with one another, where we can say we are bruised and our faith is faintly burning. … We all need the healing power of honest community.


Voices: So your life is being sifted—how Christlike

Just as Jesus’ desert temptations shaped his ministry, the shifting and changing and sorting that occurs in our lives provides opportunities for finding what God has prepared for us.


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