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A Hispanic Baptist leader focuses on ministering to his family after his great-granddaughter dies in the school shooting. In the quiet, 16,000-person town of Uvalde, Texas, nearly everyone has connections to the children, families, and teachers shaken by the deadly elementary school shooting. “I was watering my flowers in the front yard when I heard...

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Angry but not shocked at racist violence, the victims’ families at funerals this week have a prayer: Let these deaths not be in vain. Buffalo this week is bearing the heaviness of 10 funerals all at once. Even though organizers tried to stagger funeral times, hundreds of cars converged on one cemetery on Wednesday for...

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The recent SBC abuse report shows that churches often prioritize tribal unity and safety over “divisive” truth. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. If you ever want to do something kind for me, please don’t send flowers. If I were to see a bouquet of them at the door, I would...

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Joel Taylor, who directed the popular label since the beginning, has resigned. Millions of Christians would not be gathering to “Raise a Hallelujah” had it not been for Joel Taylor, the producer and executive who helped to lead Bethel Music from a worship ministry to a major label. Taylor announced last week that he was...

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More change needed, survivors say, but new lawyers bring signs of hope. Days after a bombshell investigative report, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) decided to do what previous leaders refused to for 15 years: release a list of pastors who had been credibly accused of abuse. Sitting on either side of interim EC...

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Biblical Hebrew uses similar names for “vanity” and the slain brother. That’s no accident. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” So says Qohelet, the author of Ecclesiastes, as he begins his reflections. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” For many, these words resound with a skeptical and, some may say, nihilistic tone. But must they? Russell L. Meek, a gifted...

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Jesus’ return to heaven was not an awkward stage exit but the climax of our redemption story. For a long time, I never really understood the Ascension. To me, the disciples’ question in Acts 1:6 seemed eminently reasonable. Why did Jesus have to go? Why not just usher in the fullness of the kingdom then...

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In England, some rally to restore aging and emptying Anglican sites, while diverse congregations look beyond traditional sanctuaries. A survey released by evangelical organizations in the United Kingdom last month found that, while around half of the country’s population identify as Christian, only 6 percent are “practicing” and active enough in their faith to attend...

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64 scholars sign document they hope will ground more Christians in holiness doctrines. Sixty-four scholars and theologians have signed on to a “Wesleyan witness,” a six-part, 62-page document they hope will shape the future of Methodism, define orthodox Wesleyanism, and ground more Christians in the story of sanctification and restoration through grace. “This is classic,...

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While a win for religious liberty, the Ramirez ruling will take a traumatic toll on an already burdened profession. On April 21, 2022, the state of Texas executed 78-year-old Carl Buntion, who shot and killed police officer James Irby in 1990. But Buntion wasn’t alone when he died. Beyond the usual prison staff, his spiritual...

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