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An Interview with Ukrainian Baptist Theologian Fyodor Raychynets

Last week, I was in Amsterdam for the annual academic colloquium of the International Baptist Theological Study Center. Among the scholars present there was my friend Fyodor Raychynets, a distinguished Baptist pastor and theologian, and a leader of the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kyiv, which I had the privilege of visiting several years ago. I

An Interview with Ukrainian Baptist Theologian Fyodor Raychynets

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The Black Resistance Tradition and Its Fight for U.S. Democracy

Black America flipped the script on a racialized democratic state to make it more perfect. It is Black people’s fight that makes the United States exceptional. —Randal Jelks (2022) Many of us are profoundly worried about the health of American democracy. If so, we need to attend deeply to the deadly contradiction between structural racism and

The Black Resistance Tradition and Its Fight for U.S. Democracy

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Dear Dr. Gushee: Can Sexual Orientation Ever Be Considered Grounds for Divorce?

I get lots of messages that follow up on my 2014 book, Changing Our Mind. That book, aiming to reach evangelical Christians, argued for an end to Christian stigma and rejection of LGBTQ people and an incorporation of same-sex relationships into the covenantal-marital standard I believe is the best expression of Christian sexual ethics. Most evangelicals, it

Dear Dr. Gushee: Can Sexual Orientation Ever Be Considered Grounds for Divorce?

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How I Am Believing in the Christmas Story This Year

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:23) It is a commonplace observation of mainstream historical-critical New Testament scholars that the accounts of Jesus’ birth contain historically questionable and even fantastical elements. For those whose

How I Am Believing in the Christmas Story This Year

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The Unsolvable Political Problem Facing Those Who Lead Purple Churches

The United States is bitterly divided along what we now call red/blue, conservative/liberal, Republican/Democrat lines. Of course, not everyone fits into those boxes, but enough do for the statement to be accurate. The mutual suspicion and social separation between the two camps is intensifying. As we prepare for the midterm elections and we see so many

The Unsolvable Political Problem Facing Those Who Lead Purple Churches

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