The Wall of Separation and Our First Freedom

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The Wall of Separation and Our First Freedom

It was in 1802 that Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptist Association, stating that the effect of the First Amendment was to build “a wall of separation between Church and State.” (You can read the letter in its entirety here - https://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9806/danpre.html) Before referring to the wall, he writes, “Believing with … Continue reading The Wall of Separation and Our First Freedom

Freedom

This being the week of the 4th of July, many people’s thoughts are turned toward freedom. Actually, I imagine most people’s thoughts are turned towards ribs and the charcoal grill in the back yard. But somewhere in the mix of the celebration of our nation’s founding is a thought about freedom. This is what those … Continue reading Freedom

Ichabod – The Unwanted Child of Southern Baptists

I’ve been thinking a lot about Paige Patterson, Southwestern Seminary, the Southern Baptist Convention and the controversy swirling around, threatening to engulf us all. I actually had a correspondence with Dr. Patterson a number of years ago.  I was the Associate Editor of The Baptist Record, the news journal of Mississippi Baptists.  The 1998 convention … Continue reading Ichabod – The Unwanted Child of Southern Baptists

The Sexless Life in a Sex-Dominated World

Remember on April 23rd, when a man in a rental van plowed into pedestrians on a Toronto, Canada sidewalk, killing ten and injuring 16?  Wisely, Toronto officials resisted the temptation to immediately label this an attack of Islamic terrorism. What emerged about the perpetrator is far stranger. Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old IT expert, was immediately … Continue reading The Sexless Life in a Sex-Dominated World