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Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Johnson Amendment protects churches from political manipulation

The tax bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the version now being considered by the Senate would roll back the 1954 law prohibiting partisan political involvement by … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Religious liberty in Nepal

People of Nepal have been dealing for months with the aftermath of an earthquake disaster. Now, the Asian nation faces a possible religious liberty disaster that could impact people’s lives … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s time to learn about West Papua

I hugged three men today. Each was physically smaller than me, but they seemed larger than life. None looked me in the eye before we hugged, but each returned the … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Satan tempts us with kingdoms of this world

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. . . . 8 Again, the devil took him to a very … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trying to get this church-state thing right

(This article originally appeared on the Texas Baptist web site.) Some Bible verses are so clear and direct they are like taking a finger in the eye; you can’t ignore … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grieving with the family of the cross

(This article originally appeared on the Texas Baptists web site.) They have names – Milad Makeen Zaky, Abanub Ayad Atiya, Maged Solaiman Shehata, and on and on – 21 of … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Connecting religious liberty & evangelism

Evangelism and missions can be conducted openly and forthrightly only in an environment that fosters and protects religious liberty. The United States, with its constitutional protections, is a shining example … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Thankful for the fruits of religious freedom

Come next year, Congress will not be as Christian as it used to be. By that, I mean the 113th Congress will have fewer professing Christians than the 112th because … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

A strange reaction

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Islam is the official religion of Malaysia, and you cannot seek to convert a Muslim to Christianity. Also, tipping is not generally practiced. So, today, I left … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

FDR’s prayer: ‘Let our hearts be stout’

The president of the United States: “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, … Continue reading

June 7, 2011 · Leave a comment