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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The sacredness of doubt (It can lead to a beautiful God.)

Chuck Queen

I hope more Christians will see that the boxes in which they have confined God are way too small to inspire an expansive and gracious vision that would motivate and empower them to love others the way God “so loves the world.”

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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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‘Break Her Down’: Southern Baptist Leader Covered Up…

The former head of two prominent Southern Baptist seminaries sought a one-on-one meeting in 2015 with an alleged rape victim in order to “break her down,” seemingly so that she would not go public with her allegations. Dr. Paige Patterson, the former president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, made the comment in an email to the chief of campus security, a trustee at the school said Friday.

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South Carolina: Louganis Keynotes, Comedians Perform, Gay Theatre

Published: June 1, 2018 in Carolinas News Notes Updated: June 1, 2018 at 12:47 am ENGAGE: Write a letter to the editor Pictured Above: The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 with Olympic medalist Greg Louganis as its keynote speaker. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Grand Strand Pride Business Expo and Gala will be held on Aug. 25 at the Marina Inn at Grand Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl.

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The Religious Right’s #MeToo Reckoning Is Coming

It is the official doctrinal position of the SBC, thanks in part to Patterson himself. As reported by Baptist News Global, Patterson helped write the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in 1987, which states that “husbands should forsake …

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