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The conscience is a curious thing. It is part of each of us, and yet seems to operate independently of us. It’s like a little piece of the image of God that isn’t quite in step with our wills. An... Continue...

Here we are again. It’s Earth Day and, if you’re anything like me, I suspect you wrestle with how to make some sense of the day. Chances are we’re not about to go out on a Greenpeace expedition or going... Continue...

Liberal Christians often champion themselves as facilitators of deep, authentic dialogue about the cultural issues facing America’s faithful. But when the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) gathered together yesterday for their first-ever leadership summit to genuinely... Continue...

The following is a sampling of media coverage from the 2014 ERLC Leadership Summit: Southern Baptist summit has frank talk on sex Heidi Hall, USA Today The nation's culture war is over when it comes to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, Southern Baptist... Continue...

Each New Year brings new stories of catastrophic events. In 2013, we saw the Boston Marathon bombing, firefighters dying while trying to save others and then an Indiana bus crash that killed a youth pastor and his pregnant wife. And... Continue...

What is the relationship between Easter and ethics? How does the crucifixion shape the Christian life? How does the resurrection reorient our moral intuitions? The answer may come from an often-overlooked part of Acts 1. When most read the beginning of... Continue...

They are born after 1980. They don’t know much about Thatcher, but they do know about Bieber. They take “selfies.” Much discussed, oft-misunderstood, they are the Millennials. A December 2013 poll of this much-fretted-over demographic offered fresh light on their political views.... Continue...

“For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to... Continue...

What are we saying when we gather to worship on Easter Sunday? We are actually saying something radical: that an itinerant rabbi who lived 2,000 years ago in a backwater town in the Middle East is actually God. But we’re saying... Continue...

Last July I boarded a bus and drove down to Austin for a pro-life rally on the steps of the Texas State Capitol. We arrived more than an hour before the scheduled start time of the rally, so I had... Continue...