Martin Luther King Jr.: Religious Freedom Champion

The third Monday of January in the U.S. is dedicated to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Articles and videos appear annually, retelling his role in the civil rights movement and extolling his efforts toward racial equality and social justice. As I...

Cuban Baptists Advocate for Church-State Separation

Cuban Baptists emphasized the importance of the Baptist principles of separation of church and state during the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Coordination of Baptist Workers and Students in Cuba (COEBAC) earlier this month. Raúl Suárez, a longtime Baptist...

Sermons should be free

The ongoing flap over Houston’s mayor subpoenaing sermons from five pastors who were instrumental in promoting opposition to the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance has raised questions as well as eyebrows, not to mention gasps of disbelief. The flap...

Everybody Needs a Shepherd

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on April 3, 2011. Psalm 23 My first memorable encounter with the Shepherd’s Psalm didn’t come at a funeral where it’s often read in the wake of grief and sorrow; rather, it came...