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Marijuana's potency & what churches can do

President Obama's recent comments about marijuana are very troubling. Having smoked marijuana myself for many years as a teenager and young adult, I can say that the president's claim that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol is an inadequate comparison. Read more

Stronger together -- state Baptist conventions & the SBC

Fall brings the opening of the new school year, the energy of the season of autumn and, for Southern Baptists, the meetings of the state Baptist conventions. In coming weeks, most of the state conventions will be holding their annual meetings. Pastors and laypeople will gather from local churches and assemble as a convention of Baptist churches. Read more

Why we struggle with prayer

A church leader admitted to me what I’d heard before from seminary students and church leaders alike: “Dr. Lawless, I don’t always pray like I should. I know better, but prayer isn’t easy.” Read the full article

Pastor Q's suggestions for sharing the Gospel with Muslims

When Christians have conversations with Muslims about religion, Qusai Mahmud says, “We just have to be cautious and remember that they’re just like anyone else. They’re in desperate need of the Gospel, not in us condemning them.” Read more

Gay marriage, a civil right?

We should have seen it coming. Back in 1989 two young activists pushing for the normalization of homosexuality coauthored a book intended to serve as a political strategy manual and public relations guide for their movement. Read more

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