With their history of dissent and focus on the individual, Baptists can sometimes forget they are part of the broader church, says a Duke Divinity School professor. His recent book outlines an alternative "Other Baptist" identity, a community of contestation within the church catholic.
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Pastors often are profoundly uncomfortable talking about religious experiences. As much as we are attracted by the mystery of God, it also frightens us, writes a pastor. But is skepticism really the right response to Christians who want to share their encounters with the divine?
In the epilogue of his new book on America’s most influential evangelist, Duke Divinity School professor Grant Wacker recalls a visit with Billy Graham.
Our work as Christian leaders is to cultivate thriving communities that are foretastes of the kingdom of God. In this series of reflections, C. Kavin Rowe explores the Acts of the Apostles, which offers a picture of what the church needs to continue being the church.
God's people behave as if playing the final minute of a basketball game, stalling the action, because they are afraid. Instead, they should step out of the huddle and spread the gospel, says a pastor.
A stuffed bunny who has served to teach dozens of students how to perform the sacrament of baptism reminds a pastor that we never celebrate the sacrament in isolation from a history that begins at creation and continues into the present and on toward the new Jerusalem.