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Mourning and Hope in Violent Times: Practical Steps Toward Understanding and Change

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mourning the violence this week feeling somewhat helpless in response, I attended Harbor Community Church this past Sunday.  Pastor James Welch delivered a powerful sermon exhorting the white community to seek a new understanding of recent events and to act in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of racial minorities, who undergo both subtle and […]

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Social Sins in Lent by Timothy George

By Alex on March 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The season of Lent is a time of meditation and self-denial, as Christians join with Jesus in his journey toward the cross. Most often, the penitential disciplines of Lent focus on personal sins of greed and indulgence, with an emphasis on abstaining from some private luxuries and exercising a certain moderation in how we eat […]

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Light Breaks Through

By Jack Hunter on February 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My heart was recently overtaken by a tidal wave of emotions that sent my spirit tumbling into turbulence. I saw persons dear to me–as they once were, as they now are, and as they yet may be. Thoughts of love and hope and memories of my failures and culpability flooded my mind. I lifted my […]

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Response to the Attack on Russell Moore by David Crosby

By Alex on January 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Two-thirds of the Cooperative Program money given in Louisiana for world missions stops in Alexandria. This week those CP funds were used to attack Russell Moore, head of our SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Editorialist Will Hall is paid by these same CP funds that publish the Baptist Message. Though my church sends a […]

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A Baptist Pilgrim at a Benedictine Abbey

By Jack Hunter on October 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the road, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 (ESV) It was pitch dark as I walked to Vigils at Buckfast Abbey Church on this cold, wet and windy October morning. […]

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Who Goes on Pilgrimage?

By Jack Hunter on October 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Pilgrims are ordinary people from ordinary walks of life. Geoffrey Chaucer tells of the Miller, the Cook, the Knight, the Monk, the Priest, and the Wife of Bath meeting at the George Inn at the outset of their pilgrimage to Canterbury. Our band of pilgrims met last night at the same inn in Southwark, London […]

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