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Weekly Roundup
Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice: * On Monday, President Barack Obama welcomed clergy to the White House for the annual Easter Prayer Breakfast. As he does each year, he offered a highly confessional speech. The next day taxes were ...
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The Last Man in Russia
I recently read The Last Man in Russia: The Struggle to Save a Dying Nation by Oliver Bullough. A book that seems even more relevant with Russia in the news a lot lately, it is a well-told mix of history, travelogue, and socio-cultural critique. The focus o...
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Churchnet Annual Gathering
The Churchnet Annual Gathering will be this weekend at First Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri. The theme this year is "Share Hope: The World is Waiting." It starts Friday with the Annual Missions Banquet. The keynote speaker Friday night will be autho...
The Churchnet Annual Gathering will be this weekend at First Baptist Church in Farmington, Missouri. The theme this year is "Share Hope: The World is Waiting." It starts Friday with the Annual Missions Banquet. The keynote sp...
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What a Touchy Subject!
I recently read What a Touchy Subject!: Religious Liberty and Church-State Separation by J. Brent Walker, who is Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (for some background on the BJC's excellent work, see my earlier post )...
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Poor Chruch
One of the key messages Pope Francis has focused on during his papacy is the need to live simply. He models this in his own life as he avoided the fancy accessories of his predecessor and had not moved into the elaborate papal living quarters. As he wrote i...
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Good Diagonsis, Poor Application
The phrase "religious liberty" gets thrown around a lot in political debates today. Unfortunately, many are misusing the important concept to make it a sword for the majority instead of a shield for the minorities (see, for instance, a recent post ). Russel...
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Weekly Roundup
Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice: * Ukrainian and Russian Baptist leaders met together in Kiev this week to demonstrate that their faith ties are stronger than the current national divisions. As Tony Peck, General Secretary of the E...
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Poor Vision
Recently the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision sparked controversy on the issue of homosexuality. The U.S. branch of World Vision announced they would drop their ban on the hiring of individuals legally in a same-sex marriage (but keep their ...
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Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice: * NPR offered an important investigative report into Daystar, a Christian television network. Daystar claims on its tax records to be a church, which means it does not have to report data that relig...
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Breaking Borders
Several U.S. Catholic bishops gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday and celebrated communion. Boston Globe reporter John L. Allen Jr. tweeted powerful photos of the ceremony. For instance, one showed the bishops with the communion table as the border...
Several U.S. Catholic bishops gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday and celebrated communion. Boston Globe reporter John L. Allen Jr. tweeted powerful photos of the ceremony. For instance, one showed the bishops with t...
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