A Baptist Reflection on Reformation Day

On October 31, many Americans decorate their homes for Halloween with ghouls, goblins, cobwebs, and pumpkins. Many Protestant Christians, however, celebrate something far more significant: Reformation Day. By historical consensus, October 31, 1517, is the day Martin Luther sent his theses to the Catholic Archbishop of Mainz. According to many historians, it is also the [ Read More ]

Should the “Southern” Baptist Convention Change Its Name?

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), recently announced that his church, The Summit Church, will from now on describe itself as a “Great Commission Baptist” church rather than a “Southern Baptist” church. He also announced that the theme of next year’s annual Baptist convention will be “We are Great Commission Baptists.” In [ Read More ]

The Case for Amy Coney Barrett

Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, died at age 87 of pancreatic cancer. High on President Trump’s list of Supreme Court candidates, and often mentioned as a likely candidate to replace Justice Ginsburg, is Appellate Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett. President Trump would be well served to nominate Barrett. [ Read More ]

Why Should I Vote?

In this interview for “The Dual Citizen” podcast, Anna Claire Noblitt and I discuss the responsibilities and privileges of living in a twenty-first century democratic republic. The conversation is wide-ranging, covering a number of issues at the intersection of Christianity, politics, and public life. Listen to the 27-minute interview by clicking here.

Proud to Be an American?

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, it is a good time to reflect on the proper perspective a Christian should have on his or her nation. In particular, now is the perfect time to reflect on the proper perspective an American Christian should have on the United States of America. A good place to [ Read More ]