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Want to work at the ERLC on Capitol Hill?

I’m looking for someone to join our team in Washington in a critical role designed to serve and represent Southern Baptists on Capitol Hill. Specifically, we are looking for a Legislative Director in our Washington, D.C. office. You can read the formal job description here. I’m looking for someone who is driven, theologically informed, and culturally-attuned with an interest engaging our culture with the gospel, and a background in dealing with

How the Prosperity Gospel Hurts Racial Reconciliation

When a prophet calls down fire from heaven, it’s wise to stand to the side. That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when John Perkins, the revered preacher and civil rights activist, brought up prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar during a live interview I was conducting with Perkins at a summit on racial reconciliation. Perkins lamented that there are so few accredited African-American evangelical schools in the United States

What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner?

In the 1970s Bruce Jenner seemed to have it all—fame, wealth, admiration. He was an Olympic star, so popular in American culture that he was reputedly considered for both the roles of Superman and James Bond. That’s changed. Now, Jenner is best known as the step-father on reality television’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner is now ready for one more change. He says he knows what he’s been missing:

Should Christians Care about Earth Day?

Since 1970, April 22 has been dubbed Earth Day, a day of global emphasis and celebration of environmental stewardship. Many Christians participate in Earth Day festivities, but many others aren’t sure how to think Christianly about this issue and whether or not environmental concern is, as it is often portrayed, a “liberal” or “progressive” concern. Despite how the topic is usually used by the Right and Left sides of our

Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man

When Chuck Colson died three years ago today, there were a number of vindictive journalistic pieces slinking out against the founder of Prison Fellowship. It’s not that I minded these articles focusing on Colson’s Watergate crimes and his rather nasty political persona prior to conversion; Colson emphasized that too. More problematic was the smug undercurrent that somehow Colson’s life in ministry to criminals was somehow just some sort of “cover-up” for who