You’re Wrong, Franklin Graham: God Was at DNC

You’re Wrong, Franklin Graham: God Was at DNC

Franklin Graham, popular evangelical leader and Republican political activist, gave his thumbs down on Trump’s opponents and their convening in words contrived to alarm unthinking Christians. He intoned, “In watching some of the Democratic National Convention on...
Is Our Concern Over Religious Persecution Too Narrow?

Is Our Concern Over Religious Persecution Too Narrow?

The General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution on May 28, 2019, “strongly condemning continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, on the basis of or in the name of religion or...
Are S-Word, F-Word Proper This Election?

Are S-Word, F-Word Proper This Election?

Perhaps the title of my opinion piece caught your attention, as intriguing titles should do. This is a surprising question for a Baptist minister to pose. The fact I am speaking of the terms “socialist” and “fascist” may not make my query any less questionable for...
3 Ways Trump Undermines Separation of Church and State

3 Ways Trump Undermines Separation of Church and State

An amendment to the tax code was introduced by then Senator and Democratic Minority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson in 1954. This legislation prohibited nonprofit organizations from involvement in partisan politics at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status. When adopted...