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My grandmother on my mother’s side was born on Zakynthos, a small Greek island in the Ionian Sea. I was raised Greek Orthodox and will always remember her telling me the story of the patron Saint of the island, Saint... Continue...

Our oldest son came to our family through adoption and, as a gift we don’t take for granted, enjoys a strong and affectionate relationship with his birth mother. To the best of his 7-year-old capacity, he understands that she made... Continue...

Southern Baptists support the right of student organizations to maintain core religious beliefs as necessary for group membership and leadership. In 2013, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution that states, “We call on college administrators to respect the rights of students to... Continue...

The Justice Department announced last week that it was reopening an investigation into the 1955 murder and torture of Emmett Till. Here are five facts you should know about one of the most notorious lynchings in modern American history.  1.... Continue...

A recent change in the tax code will require some nonprofits—including churches—to begin paying federal income tax. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act requires tax-exempt organizations to file federal income tax returns and pay unrelated business income tax on the cost of parking... Continue...

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign—arguably the nation’s most influential LGBT organization—announced a new initiative aimed at persuading evangelicals to understand that there is no conflict in being both evangelical and pro-LGBT.  Titled “Coming Home to Evangelicalism and to Self,”... Continue...

On this episode of Countermoves, Andrew Walker talks with ethicist Evan Lenow about the use of contraception and its implications for Christian ethics 50 years after Humanae Vitae. Evan Lenow serves as Associate Professor of Ethics, Bobby L. and Janis... Continue...

During the Protestant Reformation, the great thinkers of that era like Luther and Calvin harshly criticized the mandated celibacy that was imposed on priests in the Catholic church. At the same time, they extolled the goods of marriage while remaining... Continue...

Matt Hawkins and Travis Wussow welcome former Canadian Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, the Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett. Their wide-ranging conversation includes religious freedom in the context of diplomacy, Bennett’s current projects with Cardus (the only faith-based think tank in... Continue...

Some of the most difficult questions currently facing the American Church involve how to deal with racial tension. Collin Hansen, Christina Edmondson, Justin Giboney, Juan Sanchez, and Benjamin Watson face some of those questions head on in a panel discussion... Continue...