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Baptists Inherently Fractured? Noll Thinks So

I┬áhave Baptists on the brain.┬áThree current events form the nexus for my current state of mind. First, my friend The Ex-Reverend sent me a link to Mark Noll’s piece in Books & Culture, “So You’re a Baptist – What might that mean?” Second, I am attending the … Continue reading

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Andrew, You Can’t Do That!

A friend called the other day. He was a bit amped up. Though many miles away, it was clear he had some energy to unload. “Why have we not heard anything from [I will write more about this group he questioned somewhere down the line] in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Declaring We Are for Others Means Better Resolutions

maningardenEarlier this week a friend came by the office. He informed me he may have to stop attending this Baptist church. I had been gone over the weekend and wondered what calamity had struck that would provoke my weekly prayer partner to utter such a notion. Naturally I asked, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get the Race Issue Right This Time

I feel like Michelle Obama. During her husband’s participation in the race to win the Democratic nomination she made the statement that for the first time in her adult life she was proud to be an American. Hyperbole we all hope(d). Tonight I sit in my hotel room … Continue reading

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