Jonathan Merritt

Author of Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet and religion writer who has published widely in such outlets as USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Christianity Today, and Beliefnet.

Latest by Jonathan Merritt

Why Southern Baptists can’t shake their racist past

Southern Baptists seem to make strides and then step backward.

Southern Baptists who marginalize Russell Moore are making a grave mistake

Moore criticized Donald Trump throughout the campaign, while most of his followers voted for Trump.

Gloves are off: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s wife fights off his critics (COMMENTARY)

Donald Trump has turned the Republican primary into a WWE-style wrestling match, and when Liberty University’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., endorsed the candidate, he unknowingly stepped into the ring himself.

Does Russell Moore really represent Southern Baptists? (COMMENTARY)

When Russell Moore was appointed president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, it seemed like a perfect marriage. But according to Will Hall, editor of the Baptist Message, Louisiana Baptists’ state newspaper, the honeymoon may be over.