Archives for June 1, 2012

Why I still call myself a…Baptist

Some of my theological friends criticize me for holding on to my "Baptist" identity in the current theological and political context (especially the U.S.A.) where these labels have largely come to mean mean-spirited, narrow-minded, legalistic, even hypocritical religiosity and where they are virtually equated with the Religious Right, of which I am not a part.Many Baptist churches have dropped the word "Baptist" from their names because it has been so tarnished by television evangelists, … [Read more...]