Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement

In celebration of July 4th, and with the hope that this item will be useful to religious communities and candidates during the election season, the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University Divinity School has re-released this joint statement of current law on religious expression in American public life today.


Opened eyes

When I first received my assignment to serve in Philadelphia, I had feelings of excitement, nervousness and wonder. 

Beauty from the ashes

The Colorado fires have had a huge effect on the community here in Fort Collins. However, instead of tearing it apart it has brought people together. There is a sense of purpose and camaraderie, even in the face of immeasurable loss.

A Father's Love

I was at the pool at Give Kids the World, watching and passing out towels.

Learning from children at sports camp

Olivia RodriguezSports Camp only lasted four days, but it felt longer because I bonded with the girls and saw their improvement. I know God put me there because he knew I would learn from the girls more than I could teach them.


In love with Colorado

It's crazy how when God calls you to a country, state, city or people group, the connection is immediate.

Planting seeds in Washington State

Stephanie GibsonMy fellow team members Kyle and Jake were walking around the grocery store sharing a Bible verse with each person they happened to pass in the aisles.


Seeking guidance

I’m underneath the grayest, gloomiest clouds that have ever existed, and it’s just a matter of time before rain starts to drizzle. Occasionally a beam of sunshine can be seen, but only for a few minutes before being swallowed by the sky full of depressed clouds.

Right or Wrong? Disasters are God's wrath

Some preachers and theologians have called natural disasters God's judgment on sinful people. Don't everyday Christians—especially folks who suffer loss—have a right to declare such "prophecy" grandstanding and totally inappropriate?

Texas Baptist Forum

A hardy amen  for Robert Jeffress and his stand on gay marriage.

Quotes in the News

"Since his inevitability as a candidate this spring, you've seen evangelical leaders who took pleasure in calling Mormonism a cult come to his side. Things are changing." --Joanna Brooks

Wales: 'First-world' problems

WalesOne of my teammates asked how I slept. Sleeping in a full-sized bed after being accustomed to a twin bed, I answered that my bed was "too big." Laughing, he joked that this was a "First World problem."


2nd Opinion: 'Why did God make stickers?'

My 4-year-old grandson, Anthony, will have to grapple with a world that is brimming with evil and suffering. And like the rest of us, he often will wonder why God would create such a world.

In Touch: The Metroplex to Shallowater & Bryan

Several years ago, I was introduced to the ministry of Tillie Burgin and Mission Arlington and was impressed. Recently, I visited Mission Arlington and talked with Tillie and was almost overwhelmed by the scope and effectiveness of this endeavor.

Down Home: Old table's gone to a better place

I've loved our old kitchen table. To me, it's an artifact of inestimable worth. By now, you've probably guessed it's gone.
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