MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We believe that all Christians should pray for and seek Christian unity across ecclesial and denominational lines and that Baptists should not reflexively reject principled, ecumenical dialogue with other Christian traditions.
MATTHEW WIREMAN: The Church Calendar provides anticipation and expectation and prepares our hearts every season as we wait and continue to wait for our redemption.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: Is there a Baptist contribution to political theology? Yes. And it should be called, “Baptist Prophetic Witness.”
MATTHEW WIREMAN: Because the Lectionary has us read from four passages of Scripture each Sunday, we see the value of poetry, history, prose, prophecy, and epistle.
MICHAEL MCEWEN: There are salient connections between Kant’s ideas and the spirit of our culture.
STEPHEN O. PRESLEY: If only for a few moments, it will unite the entire church in a communal act of listening and engaging the word of God.
JOSHUA HEDGER: At our church, it is our desire that our liturgy would celebrate Jesus and his gospel from beginning to end.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: Proverbs 8 indicates how methodological commitments informed the early church’s exegesis of this particular text.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: These three theological assumptions guided the way the early church read the Bible and formulated doctrine.
EMERSON, STAMPS, AND SMITH: Catholicity says, “You swim in a different stream of Christianity than me, but instead of cutting you off, I want to learn from you where I can.”