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Global Baptists Promote Religious Liberty Concerns
One theme that emerge during the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance was religious freedom. My second report for EthicsDaily.com highlights this as seen in resolutions passed, the election of a new general secretary, and breakout and worship sess...

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Small Stream of Mae La Camp
Thursday at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in Bangkok, Thailand, brought one of the most powerful worship services I've experienced. Ethnic Karen people who fled decades ago from neighboring Myanmar and still live in refugee camps in Tha...

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New BWA General Secretary
A key decision for the 2017 annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance was to elect a new general secretary (essentially the executive director or CEO). Neville Callam announced last November he would retire at the end of 2017 after more than a decade i...

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Thai Baptist Video Interview
During my time in Bangkok, Thailand, for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance, I met several Thai Baptist leaders. Three of them even greeted us by singing the Thai National Anthem (in photo below): Pratep Dee, general secretary of the Thailan...

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Global Baptists Gather in Thailand for BWA Gathering
About 300 Baptists from nearly 50 nations traveled to Bangkok, Thailand for the 2017 annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance . This event is one of my favorite times of the year and I'm excited to again report on it for Word&Way , Churchnet , and Eth...

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The Finger of Suspicion
Two U.S. Senators recently demonstrated how not to mix religion and politics. The two - Bernie Sanders and Chris Van Hollen - wrongly attacked a political nominee for his religious beliefs. This is a dangerous creation of a religious test for office and act...

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Books, Death Penalty, Religious Liberty, & More
The June 2017 issue of  Word&Way  is our books issue because I love books! The issue includes a feature on eight recent books by Midwest Baptists. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: My editorial, Vote for Me! , on the mistake of trying to bring part...

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Churchnet Spring Gathering Report
I put together the  latest issue of the Churchnet digital magazine, which features reports, photos, and videos from the Spring Gathering in April. It includes a bunch of photos I took, a video I made to honor Jim Hill, and a video from a breakout session I ...

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Fashion, Parenting, Politics, & More
The May 2017 issue of  Word&Way  explores includes many photos and stories about living faithfully in and out of church. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: My editorial, Prayers of a Preschool Parent , on learning about faith from my five-year-old s...

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Churchnet Response to Trump's Cuba Action
On June 9, Churchnet (the Baptist network where I serve as Associate Director) hosted two Cuban Baptist leaders at our Board meeting. The two who came were: Josué Rodríguez Legrá, president of Convención Bautista de Cuba Oriental (Eastern Baptist Convention...
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