The following articles, essays, and statements provide much needed clarity and biblical wisdom as they address various issues relating to Scripture, culture, ethics, politics, and church life.
In addition to our church’s own statements regarding various biblical, theological, and cultural issues, this is a list of articles and essays written by other pastors, churches, and biblical scholars. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but simply addresses specific issues pertinent to our cultural environment and local ministry context.
- News as Spiritual Deformation
A convicting and important look at the news we consume, how it shapes us, how it inoculates us against actual engagement with real people, and what we can do about it.
- Four Approaches to Race, Politics, and Gender
Four approaches to race, politics, and gender to help you think through the issues clearly, charitably, and carefully.
- Thinking Theologically About Racial Tensions: Life Together in the Church
15 suggestions that serve as reminders for our polarized, politicized, and digitized world.
- A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory
A helpful biblical critique of differing versions of secular justice and critical theory while also proving a biblical view of justice (don’t forget to read the footnotes at the end)
- Ethnic Harmony Affirmations and Denials
A statement on ethnic harmony written by the elders at Bethlehem Baptist Church
- Manhood & Womanhood Affirmations and Denials
A statement on manhood and womanhood written by the elders at Bethlehem Baptist Church
- Recommended Resources on Transgender
Solid resources tackling an incredibly complicated and pressing cultural issue.