Articles by 2015

For many evangelicals, the question of our nation’s penal system is one largely unconsidered. Our vast and growing prison system operates behind a curtain, mostly hidden from view. And yet, for many of our communities, it has a profound and... Continue...

Editor’s Note: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, where Bryant Wright, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is pastor, was recently featured in The Atlanta Journal Constitution for their work in helping to resettle a Syrian refugee family. The ERLC reached... Continue...

Every Friday, we will bring to you the top five international stories of the week, with a particular emphasis on religious liberty, justice issues, and geopolitical issues that impact liberty and justice. Donald Trump calls for ban of all Muslims... Continue...

I grew up in San Bernardino, and after last week’s events, I’m guessing you know exactly where that is. Minus the blonde hair and a tan, I’ve been a California girl all my life. But to be honest, there are... Continue...

Most Christians believe God has called them to tell others of forgiveness and new life in Jesus. Most Christians want others to have the hope and joy they have found in God’s rescue. But research shows Christians aren’t actively, regularly... Continue...

What transforms the holidays into "happy" moments? Beneath the good food, parties, and presents, every heart craves the warmth and security that comes from being with loved ones in a haven of plenty. You need look no further than the... Continue...

Walk down any street in America today and you can find a person who doesn’t own a Bible, has never attended a church, doesn’t pray, and has never enrolled in even an undergraduate course in religion, but who feels no... Continue...

A recent article in Christianity Today online, cautioning Christians to resist inflammatory rhetoric in their opposition to abortion, drew sharp criticism from some fellow pro-lifers. The article, “Loving Our Pro-Choice Neighbors in Word and Deed,” written by Karen Swallow Prior, urges Christians... Continue...

A few weeks ago, we made a quick trip to the mountains, just long enough to gaze at a breathtaking blanket of stars, breathe deeply of the crisp air, and soak in the mountains’ silence. I wanted to bottle it all... Continue...

For the second time in as many weeks I was within miles of a possible terrorist threat.  On November 21, when I and thousands of my colleagues were gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the annual academic conferences in biblical and... Continue...