Spiritual Amnesia: When We Judge Those Who Differ

We all would acknowledge that recently our country has experienced a great deal of turmoil, pain and stress. What are we witnessing? A lack of civility in both discourse and behavior cuts across all strata of our society and extends even to the presidency itself....

‘Baptists, Jews and the Hand of Sincere Friendship’

Anti-Semitism. Racial prejudice and violence. Welcoming refugees from a minority religious background. The relationship between church and state. These societal problems dominate the headlines, and thoughtful Christians are wondering how their faith can inform their...
Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Spitzer

Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Spitzer

Lee Spitzer is the executive minister and senior regional pastor of the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. Lee’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? Although I was born in Brooklyn, New York, the...

Church Trends: Riding the Wave in The Garden State

One of the great joys of serving the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ), a fellowship of 280 churches and 320 active clergy, is that each week I can observe the ongoing evolution of church life and ministry. Five trends have emerged from my observations....