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EDITORIAL: A call for constructive citizenship

After all the debates, sound bites, commercials, fact-checkers, yard signs and rallies, Americans are ready to vote Nov. 6 and get this election over with.

Editorial: What shall we render to 'Caesar'?

What do we owe to the world beyond God? We are at our most Christlike when we appropriately "render" to others.

EDITORIAL: Raise 'a new generation of pastors'


We aren't producing enough pastors to meet the current demand, much less providing qualified pastors to start hundreds of churches we must plant in the next few years, according to Texas Baptist Executive Director David Hardage.

EDITORIAL: Hope, despair & glimpses of God

In the Old Testament, despair devours people who forsake God. In Pilgrim's Progress, Giant Despair murders Christians. When we despair, we fail to see God at work on the horizon around us.

EDITORIAL: Why not deflect hostility with love?


Do you think Americans despise religion, and particularly Christianity? That's the assessment of the new "Survey of Religious Hostility in America."

EDITORIAL: Faith: Compartmental or consistent?

Paul Ryan, Joe BidenThe candidates for vice president of the United States provide case studies in how Christians compartmentalize their faith. When they—and we—allow this to happen, expediency engulfs ethics; pragmatism pummels principle.

EDITORIAL: Life, assault weapons & consistency

EditorialWhy do so many people who take a pro-life position on abortion take an anti-life position on possession of firearms designed to execute multiple victims in mere seconds?

EDITORIAL: The 'God particle' & the Creator

Unless you've been sucked into a black hole, you've heard of the Higgs boson. Raise your hand if, when you first saw "the God particle" in a headline, you plowed into the story to see if scientists had discovered a subatomic something that explains and/or verifies the existence of God. Me, too.

EDITORIAL: Workers join God in co-creation


Is Monday your best or worst day of the week? Either answer isn't good if you're trying to lead a God-centered life.

Editorial: A possibility for immigration reform

Gridlock has become the metaphor for 21st century America. Fortunately, Americans of faith and goodwill have taken significant action toward unsnarling an ideological intersection that has been gridlocked for years—immigration reform.

EDITORIAL: Stress test: Rereading Matthew 25


In this issue of the Standard, we take the "Matthew 25 Test." How well are churches feeding the hungry and thirsty, welcoming the strangers, clothing the naked, mending the sick and ministering to people in prison?

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