While some religious conservatives are granted such intimate contact with President Trump that they literally can “lay hands” on him, other faith leaders are kept at arm’s length.
If we’re going to be serious about following Jesus, that means doing everything we can—everything—to care for the weak, the poor, the vulnerable.
The lynching tree keeps Christ’s cross from becoming “a symbol of abstract, sentimental piety.” But the lynching tree needs the cross, “without which it becomes simply an abomination,” with no sign of hope.
Can the church in this hyper-partisan culture be a community of true diversity—not of socially mandated opinions, not of watered-down beliefs without substance, but an honest-to-God, one-of-a-kind community of unified diversity?
This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Kyle Streun, pastor of First Baptist Church in Denver City, where he has served for about a year.
Vice President Mike Pence told evangelical supporters of Israel that God had a hand in creating the state of Israel, and Pence said his support for the country is rooted in his faith.
The Trump presidency is only six months old, but it is already beginning to alter long-standing spiritual alignments. It seems as though Christians are not changing Trump, but rather that Trump could be changing Christianity. (Washington Post)
As churches review candidates for pastor and other staff positions, a leader among Baptist women in ministry encourages search committees to consider women and men the same—and differently.
With “Harambee: Bringing Us Together” as its theme and Psalm 133:1 as its inspiration, the 2017 African-American Fellowship Conference celebrated the joy of working and worshipping together during the annual meeting in Tyler.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that includes a provision weakening the Johnson Amendment—the law that bars churches and other nonprofit organizations from endorsing political candidates without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Student Missions blog: God truly is strong when we are weak. ... I felt discouraged. But God’s word says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
After a conservative outcry—including LifeWay Christian Resources threatening to pull his books from their retails store shelves—popular Christian author Eugene Peterson retracted statements made in an interview in which he seemed to affirm same-sex relations and indicated he would be willing to perform a same-sex wedding.
President Trump touted his support from evangelical Christians and his friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Pat Robertson on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club.
Christians made up the majority of refugees admitted to the United States in the first five full months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that saw Muslims entering the country at higher numbers under President Obama, a new Pew Research report shows.
LifeWay Christian Resources—the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention—announced it would discontinue selling any books by Eugene Peterson if he confirms a published interview about same-sex relations accurately reflects his views.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board named Sam Porter national director for disaster relief. He succeeds Mickey Caison, who will retire Aug. 31.
Texas Baptists and other people of faith must remain vigilant to combat a proposal to create a state education voucher system during the special session of the Legislature.
In spite of setbacks and challenges, the Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake provided help and encouragement that convinced Tilia Sanchez and her family: "This is our time."
In the nation’s capital, Sen. James Lankford's weekdays consist of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings and frequent cable news appearances. But each weekend, the former youth pastor flies home to Oklahoma and worships with the Quail Springs Baptist Church, where he sometimes is called on to preach.
Are we really moving toward a time when the future of business and daily life consists of the fusion between people and machines?
For most of the seven revitalized churches that were studied, the shift from focusing on a traditional worship style to a contemporary worship style was an important part of their revitalization.
This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Bryant Lee, lead pastor of Higher Expectations Church in Humble, which he planted and where he has served 10 years.