BJC stands against politicization of churches

BJC stands against politicization of churches

By Cherilyn Crowe When President Donald Trump took the stage at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 2, he announced his intent to open the door to church electioneering by changing a longstanding provision of the tax code. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the...
A conversation with Walter B. Shurden

A conversation with Walter B. Shurden

In 2004, Walter and Kay Shurden – longtime professors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia – made a gift to the Baptist Joint Committee to establish an annual lecture series. A signature event of the BJC, the Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious...
Baptist Joint Committee welcomes spring interns

Baptist Joint Committee welcomes spring interns

Richard Chung (left), a native of Los Angeles, California, graduated from Yale University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science. During his time at Yale, he served as the presider of the United Church of Westville, a non-denominational...
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

By Jordan Edwards On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February 2016. Gorsuch, 49, has spent the last decade on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...