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Bruce Gourley

 

American Evangelical Identity: Conservative Politics

The following article was originally published in the “February 2016 Baptist Studies Bulletin.” At what point does a religious group become captive to a dominant culture? When does a given expression of Christianity become so identified with a particular...

Baptist Identity: A Revolutionary Journey

This article was originally published in the January 2016 edition of the Baptist Studies Bulletin. Four hundred years ago and decades before the Enlightenment, a largely-unsung hero of humanity died alone in a dark prison cell in the city of London. From a prominent...

Christmas in Montana

The holiday season has arrived in Montana, complete with enough cold weather and snow cover guaranteeing a winter Christmas. Christmas means many different things to many of us. For families with small children, it is a time of great anticipation and includes a visit...

News from Science: Humanity Past, Present, Future

While theology focuses on the nature of religious faith and God (and there is a wide range of theological thought in Baptist life, with which some are quite comfortable and others rather disturbed), science of the 21st century is rapidly advancing our understanding of...

Bison in the Neighborhood

Large, wild animals often land on the front page of the Bozeman Chronicle. Grizzlies, wolves, elk, moose and bison — all live nearby, sharing the land with neighboring humans, locals and tourists alike. Grizzlies are quite likely to be spotted on the front page...

The Disconnect Between Church and Science

A Huffington Post commentary by Greg Cootsona and entitled “Mere Christianity Meets Mainstream Science” discusses the disconnect between faith and science. The most startling statistic that Cootsona mentions is that “52 percent of youth group members...