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Steaks, Guns and God

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If God really does have a sense of humor, we're pretty sure he's laughing his ass off.

A Letter From the Brothers: We Support Women -- Period.

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

As ministers of the gospel, church leaders and people who love and support women, we promise to speak up, speak out, stand up and stand with our sisters in ministry.

Late Civil Rights Leader Mourned By President Obama

Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion

Rev. T.J. Jemison, a father of the civil rights movement, passed away on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge, La., at the age of 95. A founding member of the South...

Building Amish: Young Women, Baptists Among the Real Seekers of Anabaptist Life

David Briggs | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

"I am a Christian. I don't like the way the English teenagers live. I have always treasured the simple life and the way the Amish live and am looking to hopefully become Amish when I'm old enough," said one teen who described herself as "a modest young lady."

God in Antigua

Robert Hoggard | Posted 09.05.2012 | College
Robert Hoggard

I am realizing that I should not preach something that I have not lived. God is making me live what I already preached and continue to preach.

Recalling Clarence Jordan, Radical Disciple

Greg Carey | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Clarence Jordan stands among my list of top five Christian heroes, but most folks have never heard of him.

Richard Land And Southern Baptists' Race Problem

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Below the surface, the largest Protestant denomination in North America still has serious race problems, proving once again that old paradigms die hard.

Priest Shows Porn to Parishioners: Those Lucky Catholics

Tony Phillips | Posted 06.04.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

Nowadays churchgoers never know when they might catch a glimpse of hardcore porn at a school meeting to discuss their children's first communions.

Mixing It Up in the Bible Belt

Pamela Kripke | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Pamela Kripke

I think that they are being riled up, made to think that their faith, and only theirs, has a right to impact politics and policy. I think that they are simply being used, manipulated, by the guys who want their votes. Now, how Christian is that?

Baptists And Sexuality: A Time Of Ferment?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

Baptists have been talking a lot about sexuality lately. And for once, I'm slightly more hopeful and impressed than I am frightened and appalled. Though, the messages are still mixed.

Questions Of Identity Dominate CBF's 20th Anniversary Assembly

Alan P. Sherouse | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Alan P. Sherouse

CBF was birthed by a bold and prophetic spirit. The movement organized around Baptist principles of freedom, belief in the right of every individual to relate to God apart from institution or creed.

Where Does the Gap in Support for Marriage Rights Come From?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Where does the Black-White gap in support for marriage rights come from? The Washington Post details the last-ditch efforts by Black Christian leader...

The Insider's Guide To Death

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

From his unique perspective on the "other side," my son has become our "inside man" in the afterlife. In the following channeling session with psychic medium Jamie Butler, Erik shares what death is like.

Richard Land Dishonors The Baptist Tradition By Not Standing Up For Religious Minorities

Robert Marus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Marus

If you live near a cemetery, that whirring sound you've been hearing all week probably owes to my Baptist forebears spinning in their graves.

Channeling Erik: The Insider's Guide To Death And The Afterlife

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

As a scientist and physician, I thought I had it all figured out. You live; you die; you're done. My entire paradigm, however, underwent a cataclysmic transformation soon after the death of my son, Erik.

Bill Clinton, Ken Starr And Grace Through A Shared Faith

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

The faith that Bill Clinton and Ken Starr share is one that consistently emphasizes reconciliation and forgiveness.

Polarization - When We're Threatened We Circle The Wagons

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

A threat to the tribe is a threat to us individually, at the most profound level. We social human animals have evolved to depend on our tribes, literally for our survival.

Haiti Dismisses Kidnapping Charges Against U.S. Missionaries

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionarie...

Haiti Frees Ninth Accused Missionary Kidnapper: Organizer Still Held

AP | EVENS SANON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami on Monday, but ...

Laura Silsby, Missionary Leader, To Blame For Haiti Kidnap Case, Says Lawyer

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to...

God Sues Congress

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

"I decided to sue when My communications to humans were ignored by the few whose personal agendas were believed by the many," God said.

The Separation of Church and God

John DeBellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John DeBellis

I'm not a religious man. What you consider prayer, I consider covering all my bases, or at worst talking to myself (and I know I'm not God, just look at my stack of unpaid bills).

Rick Warren and Prop 8 -- He Knows Better

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

Warren, a Baptist, knows better. The cornerstones of the Baptist tradition are adult baptism and the principle of liberty of conscience and the separation of church and state.