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Brian Kaylor
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Doha, Qatar
While traveling to Bangkok, Thailand, in July for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance , I flew thru Doha, Qatar, on Qatar Airways. During my first stop, I only had a few hours so I explored Hamad International Airport, which includes its famo...

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Early Irma Reports from Cuba
As Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, starts to hit Florida today, the Caribbean islands it already barreled over are still trying to figure out the damage and death toll. Early reports are trickling out of Cuba, where ...

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Churchnet Leadership Development
On Friday, I led a leadership development training session for the Board of Directors of Churchnet (where I serve as Associate Director) on communication and social media. We spent time talking about identifying key messages to highlight, including key word...

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Violent Political Rhetoric
In our polarizing politics, we often see people resort to violent comments. These remarks - especially bad in anonymous comment sections online - are unethical and can incite physical violence against others. Hate rhetoric has often been linked to later act...

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Global Baptists, Mo. Lawsuits, & More
The August 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features two packages of articles: one on last month's Baptist World Alliance gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, and the other on the 15th anniversary this month of ongoing lawsuits among Missouri Baptists. Here are the piec...

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Church Architecture, Cuban Pastors, & More
The July 2017 issue of  Word&Way  features several pieces on church architecture, a topic often requsted. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue: My editorial, Becoming Independent Baptists , on churches not engaging with denominational missions.  An art...

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Global Baptists Urge Religious Liberty for All
I wrote a guest column in the July-August issue of Report from the Capital , the publication of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty . My piece, Global Baptists Urge Religious Liberty for All , talks about how the topic of religious liberty cam...

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Interrupting Death in Missouri
On Tuesday, death was interrupted. The state of Missouri planned to execute a man, Marcellus Williams, for the 1998 murder of Lisha Gayle. I find the death penalty morally indefensible for many reasons (for some biblical reasons, check out my Word&Way inter...

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Praise Him, Sun and Moon
Living in the narrow path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse, I've been excited about it coming. Although I remember a partial eclipse as a child, I had hopes that totality would be a particularly unique experience.  It did not disappoint.  The sky lit ...

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Trump Is Who He Was
There's rightly a lot of anger about President Donald Trump defending white nationalists, neo-Nazis, alt-rightists, and other racists in the aftermath of the rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. But we shouldn't be surprised. Trump is being who he has alwa...
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