July 20, 2014

I think my readers will find this article interesting – Timothy Dalrymple * By Ghent Lummis as told to Marta Hummel Mossburg   “Ghent,” said my Guardian Angel at a recovery meeting, “I want you to become a doctor.” I was 50 and immediately reacted, saying, “I can’t become a doctor! It’s too late!” The Angel replied, “Ghent, you are still a young man and the world doesn’t have too many doctors.” It wasn’t the only time he had radically… Read more

July 16, 2014

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. We are holding this conversation in collaboration with the ONE Campaign. Read more about the ONE Campaign and their work fighting extreme poverty and AIDS at their website — and read other perspectives from the Evangelical community here. * ONE Fellow Michael Gerson reflects on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, one of the greatest examples of bipartisanship, compromise and mercy to come out of the American political system.  * Among… Read more

July 6, 2014

I do not deny the reality of such stories, nor do I discount the value of even a single life saved. But I think it’s important to ask whether such individual stories, no matter how heart-wrenching, tell the whole story of PEPFAR. Read more

June 30, 2014

For generations, Christian people and institutions have provided a large share of all health care on the continent. During the worst of the crisis, that included much of the care for those living with HIV. Read more

June 30, 2014

“But it’s Daniel,” shot back the intern. Sure enough, the dying patient was one of their fellow medical students, Daniel Ochieng. Read more

June 27, 2014

My little brother is HIV+. My precious, joyful, kind-hearted 11-year-old little brother is infected with the most feared and stigmatized disease of our time. Read more

June 26, 2014

The global AIDS initiative qualifies as one of the great moral stories, one of the great humanitarian acts, of the last half-century. And Christians, individually and institutionally, were there to assist. Read more

June 13, 2014

By Robert Crosby Jesus had an inner circle. The Bible offers plenty of examples. As a matter of fact, he had several circles or rings of relationship around him. When the mother of James and John asked Jesus to allow her sons to enter one of those rings, he did not deny her request. However, he did ask them an important question: “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” (Matt. 20:22). She did not fully comprehend the… Read more

June 7, 2014

This is the second part of the article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I’m happy to share his thoughts on the future of America’s largest Protestant denomination. The first part of the article is here.  * In Part 1 of this assessment, I alleged four things: First, a loss in numbers among Southern Baptists is more asset than liability. Second, baptisms are down… Read more

June 5, 2014

I was delighted to receive this article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I’m eager to share these thoughts on the future of America’s largest Protestant denomination. * The lugubrious prognostications about Baptist futures are known and experienced by all. LifeWay annually tells the sad story of reversals in numbers, and statisticians weigh in on the analysis. The latest major assessment comes from… Read more




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