Because of realities abroad and threats at home, Christians must stand up for religious liberty. Let’s observe Human Rights Day, Dec. 11, by committing to educate ourselves and others, then by speaking up for those who endure religious persecution and denial of basic rights.
As we walk through Advent, let us be people who wait for the coming of God, praying we will be people—sobered and chastened—who follow that God to the ends of the earth.
An appeal to “church autonomy” does not prohibit the Baptist General Convention of Texas from removing congregations that defy principles generally accepted by the majority of the convention’s affiliated churches, notes Truett Seminary’s Roger Olson.
For generations, the Baptist General Convention of Texas was conservative but provided a place to belong for less-conservative congregations. The membership policy approved at the 2016 BGCT annual meeting untethers those churches and their members—a big deal, asserts David Currie, former leader of Texas Baptists Committed.
This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Eric Black, pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington.
In the wake of a sexual violence scandal, a regional accrediting agency has placed Baylor University on a one-year warning for noncompliance regarding student support services, control of intercollegiate athletics and institutional environment.
If we don’t like “thick” fundamentalism or “thick” nationalism, it’s up to us to offer hearty, compelling alternatives.
The process for making disciples has a lot in common with “old school” vending machines, Texas Baptist missionary Ernie Rice insists.
Letters this week respond to a recent editorial about what Baptists lose when they split, and discuss saying, “Merry Christmas.”
A group of prominent donors and alumni wants a comprehensive third-party investigation into events surrounding the sexual violence scandal at Baylor University, including the board of regents’ and administration’s response. And some members of the reform group are willing to help pay for it.
With the release of her debut Christmas album, The Thrill of Hope, three-time Dove Award-winning recording artist Christy Nockels desires to help listeners reflect on Emmanuel—“God with us”—with anticipation, expectancy and joy.
Baylor University named Matt Rhule, who led the Temple University Owls to an American Athletic Conference championship, as head football coach. Rhule, 41, succeeds Art Briles, who was fired earlier this year in the wake of a sexual violence scandal at Baylor.
Functioning both as an evangelist and as an equipper of believers to share their faith with others, Leighton Flowers strives to lead by example in loving God with every ounce of his being and loving his neighbor as himself.
Leaders at Fielder Church in Arlington pursued diversity that transcended the city's ethnic, social, economic and age barriers.
Baptists lose far more than numbers when we part company.
Hundreds of people in two villages in Sierra Leone gained access to clean water, and at least 75 accepted the gift of Living Water, thanks to three Texas Baptist Men volunteers.
When the Managan family took up residence in Deweyville for the summer to coordinate disaster recovery, each member played a valuable role in helping families rebuild their homes after a devastating flood.
Elephants, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and the occasional lion number among missionary Kenny Vines’ travel companions as he moves about his ministry in the African nation of Zambia.
The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to appoint an ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in his first 100 days in office.
Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he turned down an offer to become Donald Trump’s education secretary before the president-elect offered the job to school voucher advocate Betsy DeVos.
The Christmas season is not all joy. For many—children included—holidays are a renewed time of grief. Understanding how our children develop helps us care for them when they grieve.