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Leaving Liberty
After a decade of declining black enrollment on campus, a tweet set off several recent departures among black students and staff.
LGBT Rights Ruling Isn’t the Beginning of the End for Religious Liberty
Social conservatives liked Neil Gorsuch before they didn’t. Maybe they were right the first time.
How Artificial Super-Intelligence Is Today’s Tower of Babel
Mimicking the human brain might be man’s search for significance in himself.
How Do We Work Together Towards Racial Equality? An Important Conversation with Six Leaders
Below is a list of the resources our panel members will suggest for further reading.
Moody Apologizes Over Historical Blackface Photos
The discovery of “deeply offensive” snapshots from 1974 and 1984 spurs a deeper review of racism at the 134-year-old school.
Giglio, Cathy & Lecrae: Words and Forgiveness Matter, as do Listening and Learning
Embracing three lessons we need to have the difficult conversations about race.
Survey: Churches Experiment with In-Person Gatherings but Many are Split
Churches are divided, but pulling together for the sake a mission is essential in this pandemic.
Why This Is the Christian Side Hug’s Moment
Will our disgust for germs get the best of us? A psychologist weighs the risks and benefits of human touch in a pandemic.
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Middle East Christians Grapple with Apocalyptic Pandemic
COVID-19 offers eschatology experts opportunity to refine public understanding of what Revelation teaches.
Supreme Court Extends LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections
Legal experts worry that ruling in landmark workplace discrimination cases can’t provide the nuanced exemptions evangelicals have advocated for.
Religious Freedom Lessons from COVID-19 Disputes
Understanding the legal issues at play can help the church if government restrictions return with another pandemic spike.
8 Things the World Desperately Needs from Evangelicals Right Now
It is not difficult to see that our reputation as evangelicals has some challenges.
The Truth About Angels and Demons Is Staring Us in the Face
Michael Heiser’s books cut through the myths and legends surrounding these supernatural beings.
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Black Faith Matters
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” Matthew 10:28
Unliked Likes: Cancelling Pastor Chris Hodges and Church of the Highlands
Some social media "likes" gets Church of the Highlands kicked out of some public schools they were renting, but such cancel culture is the wrong answer.
J. D. Greear Urges SBC to Retire Historic Gavel from Slaveholding Preacher
A day after his “black lives matter” address, the Southern Baptist president suggests replacing a 150-year-old relic.
Justice Too Long Delayed
It’s time for the church to make restitution for racial sin.
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I Have Only One Hope for Racial Justice: A God Who Conquered Death
Christians coming to terms with racism need to be re-enchanted by the Resurrection.
Trapped in Lebanon, Sudanese Students Find Refuge at Seminary
For international students, COVID-19 has created an educated, isolated, displaced community.
Where the Black Church Is in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Why African American Christian leaders aren't at the forefront of the protests against police brutality.

Top Story July 5, 2020

Hashtags Hit Too Close to Home
Hashtags Hit Too Close to Home
Racism in America is a white person's sin issue that can only be resolved by white America.

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