Grief: ever-present but perhaps someday … beautiful?

Grief is simultaneously a raw, hurt-filled terrain of the heart, and, as the calendar pages flip, its occasional infliction of breath-sucking pain becomes the only tangible connection you have to the one you’ve lost. This is neither good nor bad, as my spiritual director would say. It just is.

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Unconventional Silicon Valley Baptist minister explains radical faith that inspired explicit, anti-elitist tweets

Gregory Stevens isn’t your run-of-the-mill Baptist minister. “A quick note,” he said in a recent email to Baptist News Global. “I prefer to use ‘Gxd’ or ‘Gxddess’ when writing God to represent trans, feminist, queer, and gender-bending struggles.” He also…

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Discipleship in the midst of environmental extraction and exploitation

Greg Jarrell

The lack of roots in the places we inhabit, and the lack of care for the places that nourish and sustain our lives, are issues of discipleship. The systemic results of environmental distress and collapse come to bear on the bodies of poor people and people of color in the United States. This is called environmental racism, and it, too, is an issue of discipleship.

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Powerful spiritual force needed to counter critical national, world challenges

Research shows that a slight majority of Americans believe religion can solve most of the world’s problems. According to Gallup, 55 percent of Americans hold that view. Broken down by politics, 71 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of Democrats express that…

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Abuse controversy prompts counseling group to move meeting from seminary campus

The Association of Biblical Counselors has moved an October conference about using the Bible to counsel abuse victims from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to another location in light of controversial statements by the seminary’s erstwhile president. Heath Lambert, outgoing executive…

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#AlMohlerToo: Did a Southern Baptist power broker just get woke?

Seminary president Albert Mohler, in a widely circulated essay, has called for independent, third-party investigations of allegations of sexual abuse in churches and Christians ministries. That position stands in stark contrast to the one he took in the recent past.

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