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Note: This is the first entry in a three part series on the Life of John Leland. Introduction & Overview of John Leland’s Life John Leland was born in Grafton, Massachusetts on May 14, 1754, and he died at age... Continue...

On May 7 I had the privilege of watching as my colleagues at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission stood with Christian leaders from different denominations, and from around the world, to publicly support our fellow Christian brothers and sisters and other... Continue...

Several of my friends have suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only to lose the child. I, too, have experienced it—four times. At first we thought... Continue...

It is sometimes difficult to conceive that our Founding Fathers might have writer’s block.  When we think of our founding era and the efforts to encapsulate this great experiment in democracy, we sometimes think what we now know as the... Continue...

[Note: On Wednesday, May 7, a broad array of American Christians joined together in a “pledge of solidarity and call to action” on behalf of the suffering churches of Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. The following remarks were presented at a press conference... Continue...

QUESTION: To help the pastors in the room think through when they are dealing with the topic of divorce and remarriage in their churches, what are some framework principles that they can have in terms of whom they should marry, whom... Continue...

The overlords of today’s secular enterprise want the role of religion displaced from public life. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down an important decision that works against the goals of the naked public square, instead helping stake out religion’s value... Continue...

Mother’s Day is a particularly sensitive time in many congregations, and pastors and church leaders often don’t even know it. This is true even in congregations that don’t focus the entire service around the event as if it were a... Continue...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the right of Greece, New York citizens to begin its municipal meetings in prayer. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy argues that, These ceremonial prayers strive for the idea that people of many... Continue...

Sin and repentance are out and brokenness and acceptance are in—at least in many Christian vocabularies. We are certainly broken in our sin and are in great need of acceptance by God through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. But,... Continue...