A Supreme Court case involving state aid for a church playground could alter the landscape of church-state relations.
More than three-fourths of Texas voters believe 17-year-old offenders should be treated as juveniles rather than adults, and an even greater number support alternatives to incarceration for some nonviolent low-level drug-related crimes, a newly released survey revealed.
Is your church thick or thin? The answer says much about how effectively it embodies the gospel.
Do you and your church live in the shadows of pre-Easter fear or the light of post-Easter hope and confidence?
No area of our lives should be exempt from Christ’s lordship. Even the things we really, really like.
After Easter, Jesus finds us where we are hiding, calms our fears and exhorts us to step into the wide, waiting world that needs to receive his hope.
This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Greg Robinson, pastor of Bono Baptist Church in Godley.
Try to imagine the positive outcomes—and the avoidance of negative consequences—if United Airlines had not lied to passengers on Flight 3411. Apply that to everyday life. (Sojourners)
Child abuse is an epidemic in Texas. Here’s how your church can help prevent, report and respond to abuse.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas has established a fund to support ministry students who will lose their scholarships because their congregations have been removed from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for affirming same-sex relationships.
Baylor University has elected Linda Livingtone, dean of George Washington University's School of Business and a former Baylor faculty member and administrator, as its 15th president.
Missouri acted properly in denying public funds to a Lutheran church that wanted the state to pay for improvements to its playground, an attorney with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty insisted.
More than two-dozen faculty and staff at six Texas Baptist universities joined 1,100 other Christian scholars who signed a statement of confession and commitment denouncing a political environment “marked by fear, polarization and violence.”
Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.
The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.
Two Forth Worth churches—Birdville Baptist and Haltom Road Baptist Church—jointly sponsored a walkathon to raise money for a water tower project in Liberia.
The number of countries with “high levels” of restrictions on religion due to government policies or actions of people increased in 2015, reversing a downward trend, according to a new study.
After almost 22 years on the Baptist Standard staff, editor Marv Knox will leave for a leadership position with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
This Holy Week, may we respond with gratitude to Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf—living as Easter people, laying down our lives for others so they will know the blessing of joy on Earth and the promise of eternal life with our Savior.
A way we as the church show the love of God to one another and to our community is by living with gospel-fueled hospitality.
What would happen if we applied a bit of tamed skepticism to technological progress?
This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Glenn Young, pastor of First Baptist Church in Kilgore.