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Religion

Southern Baptist leader wants to ‘iron out our differences’

The Southern Baptist Convention has trouble with a capital T — and that stands for trust. The lack of trust was palpable during the SBC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, where local church messengers often overruled Baptist leaders from the meeting floor. “As far as ...

SBC resolutions reflect passion on issues of race, abortion

Nathan Finn, a Baptist historian who serves as provost of North Greenville University in South Carolina, said the recent annual meeting was an example of the SBC’s long history of insider versus outsider battles. And for the most part the insiders lost in Nashville, he said. Messengers from ...

Footsteps to Follow: Hope in our faith walk

After one reads the daily newspaper or watches the evening news, there often arises a temptation to lose hope. We are flooded with bad news. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods seem neverending. Along with natural disasters, we have countless problems created by the ...

Black community has new option for health care: The church

MILWAUKEE — Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his congregation. But since last fall he’s been praising something else his Black community needs: the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to continue to encourage our people to ...

Footsteps to Follow: God the Father

Paul writes in the Second Epistle to the Corinthians: “Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ...

Court: If bias rules have exceptions, faith groups qualify

Justice Samuel Alito called it a “wisp” of a decision — a Supreme Court ruling Thursday that favored Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia but was far from the constitutional gale wind that would have reshaped how courts interpret religious liberty under the First Amendment. Still, ...