White Christian Nationalism Fuels Insurrection

White Christian Nationalism Fuels Insurrection

Warlike rhetoric, racist epithets and chants of “traitor” echoed through the halls. Baseball bats and flagpoles became weapons used to attack police officers, who were also doused with bear and pepper spray. Four police officers provided firsthand testimony this week...
Look Back | July 4th Worship Requires Caution, Courage

Look Back | July 4th Worship Requires Caution, Courage

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Church, Health Dept. Team Up for Vaccine Clinic

Church, Health Dept. Team Up for Vaccine Clinic

Everyone else was on vacation when our church became mixed up with the state. I was notified during Holy Week that someone from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) might contact me while other members of the ministerial staff were away following Easter Sunday....
Avoiding Breaches in Wall of Church-State Separation

Avoiding Breaches in Wall of Church-State Separation

Georgia’s recent election of a prominent pastor to serve in the U.S. Senate has prompted some reflection on our time-honored and carefully maintained principle of the “separation of church and state.” The reported intention of Raphael Warnock to continue to serve as...
Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Many tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. fail to recognize that he was a Baptist pastor, a minister formed by and committed to the traditions of the African American church. The connection between King’s powerful expression of the truth and the truth-telling tradition...