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Editorial: How to survive a rugged political season

We can’t wish away the dispiriting election cycle of 2016. We can, however, contribute to the greater good by embracing and incarnating basic truths that can strengthen and heal our society.

       
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Editorial: Black lives must matter to all Americans

When it comes to race, Americans need to listen to each other and cut each other some slack. And the most privileged—whites—must take the initiative toward justice and reconciliation.

       
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Editorial: Twin powers of humility and apology

Humility and apologies seem like almost too much to expect of presidential candidates, at least this year. But maybe these relationship-building virtues can percolate from the bottom up if we start practicing them ourselves.

       
DividedNation

Editorial: Bridging the 2016 political divide

In this election year, political tension stretches tightest between fellow Christians who seek to do God’s will in the voting booth but feel the Lord leading them in opposite directions.

       
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Editorial: Regents must open up for Baylor to thrive once again

Demanding transparency and accountability from Baylor University's regents is not a sign of disloyalty or disaffection. It’s a plea for Baylor to respond with integrity, humility and openness to this dark moment so that it can pursue its highest aspirations.

       
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Editorial: Evangelicals, quit complaining and follow Jesus' lead

U.S. Christians—especially white evangelicals—need to quit wringing their hands about their waning influence and live out Jesus' commandment to serve the people he called "the least."

       
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Editorial: In racially divided America, it’s soul-checking time

In a culture of racial strife, America needs courageous people of goodwill to engage in hard, painful, honest conversations about race and about what our social institutions can do. We need people who learn from those conversations—and act upon them.

       
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Editorial: Moving vans could solve some church problems

Ask yourself: Would my church improve if a moving van pulled away from my house?

       
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Editorial: It’s July 4, but winter is coming

Trading religious influence for supposed political power will be like stripping naked just before freezing to death. It’s futile, pointless and humiliating.

       
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Editorial: CBF leans into founding principle toward confounding decision

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will use a new deliberative process as it takes on an extremely difficult denominational challenge—deciding where it stands on the LGBTQ issue.

       
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Editorial: Kids count; let’s serve and save them

The 2016 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation documents how desperately Texas children need Baptists' help.

       
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Editorial: Can Orlando’s horror yield grace?

Nothing will bring Orlando’s victims back to life. But may their deaths cause all of us to see our common humanity. May their loss help many Christians stop seeing gays and lesbians as objects. And may Christians who see others as God’s beloved creation express the love of Jesus to all people around us.

       
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Editorial: The sweet joy of not being dead. Yet.

Don’t wait until your demise is tweeted or your death is exaggerated to evaluate your one beautiful, painful, joyous, confusing, surprising, outlandish, never-to-be-duplicated life.

       
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Editorial: Should Baylor be a nation or a family?

Which is accurate or more desirable: "Baylor Nation" or "Baylor family"? The university's self-descriptions provide a metaphor for considering its identity crisis.

       
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Editorial: Baylor places values ahead of victories

The sexual assault scandal at Baylor University broke our hearts, but under the board of regents, the university is living up to its Baptist Christian ideals. Whatever happens on the football field, at least we can be proud of Baylor once again.

       
 
 
 
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