The Author

Phillip Bethancourt is executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and assistant professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rough Country: How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its influence as America's most powerful Bible-belt state.

The Mid-Degree Crisis and the Value of Work During Seminary

For seminarians, work may be perceived as a soul-sucking

10 Connections Between Jesus and the Kingdom of God

Jesus not only declares the kingdom in his words