James WellmanVictims, Syria, and the Contagion of Violence
Violence is used to solve violence, and now we’ve seen it in an endless series of historical and contemporary incidents that violence nearly always begets more violence.
Bob SeidenstickerNo Resting on Laurels: Vague New Laws about Religious Liberty
Today is the 50th anniversary of the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court case Abington v. Schempp, in which an eight-to-one majority declared that school-sponsored Bible reading was unconstitutional.
Ellen Painter DollarNavigating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Review
Dale Hanson Bourke's recently released The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers provides a compassionate and well-informed guide to issues in the Middle East.
S.L. WhitesellSponsoring a Child Feels Great, but Does It Work?
University of San Francisco economist Bruce Wydick researches the effectiveness of Compassion International and similiar child-sponsorship agencies.
Yasmeen NizamyEmpowered Women in the Age of the Harem
Pre-modern women (in Egypt in particular and the Middle East in general) were granted rights that modern women strive to acquire in many of these communities.
Terry MattinglySouthern Baptists Without (Many) Baptisms?
Local churches reported 314,959 baptisms in 2012, a sharp 5.5 percent downturn from 2011. Baptisms have declined six out of the last ten years, falling to the SBC’s lowest number since 1948.
Roger Olson"Hitlerland": Could It Happen Here?
Most Americans like to think what happened in Germany in the 1930s was somehow unique and that we are immune to such abuses of power.