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It’s Never Too Late to Forgive a Flawed Father
It’s Never Too Late to Forgive a Flawed Father—or to Ask How He Got His Scars
What an attention-starved son learned while reconstructing the life of his distant dad.
Critical Race Theory, Sex Abuse, and Southern Baptists
June (Web-only)Episode 269|1 hr 5 min
Critical Race Theory, Sex Abuse, and Southern Baptists
How the denomination confronted controversy at this week’s annual gathering.
Partner ContentThe Pandemic May Be Ending, but the Church’s Fight Is Just Beginning
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The Pandemic May Be Ending, but the Church’s Fight Is Just Beginning
A hybrid church is needed to reach, engage, and serve more people.
Care About Religious Liberty? Defend Religious Minorities.
Care About Religious Liberty? Defend Religious Minorities.
Why Christians should support the “compelling interest” standard of accommodation.
The Holy Spirit Sets Us Free For Responsibility, Not From It
The Holy Spirit Sets Us Free For Responsibility, Not From It
Pentecostal spirituality calls Christians to the public sphere—to pour our lives out for others.
It’s Okay to Let Your Mind Wander During Prayer
It’s Okay to Let Your Mind Wander During Prayer
Those distractions aren’t failures of focus, but opportunities to trust God with the deepest truths of our hearts.
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How to Fight Peer Pressure Culture in Our Churches
How to Fight Peer Pressure Culture in Our Churches
Recent examples of fallen ministries show us that conformity can be dangerous.
Meet the Conservative Evangelicals Practicing ‘Strategic Hibernation’ in the American Northwest
Meet the Conservative Evangelicals Practicing ‘Strategic Hibernation’ in the American Northwest
They might embrace their marginal status, but they don’t plan on staying marginal forever.
The American Church Is a Mess. But I’m Still Hopeful.
The American Church Is a Mess. But I’m Still Hopeful.
Attrition rates and leadership failures are only one part of the story.
SBC Polity Gives People in the Pews the Power to Stop Corrupt Leaders
SBC Polity Gives People in the Pews the Power to Stop Corrupt Leaders
This week at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, attendees will ask for change from the top. But regular members also bear responsibility.

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