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Editorial for the Fourth: To restore America, humbly seek the greater good

Editorial for the Fourth: To restore America, humbly seek the greater good

Our nation celebrates its 239th birthday this week. Wave your tiny flag if you perceive the pow has gone out of the firecrackers and believe the boom has gone out of the bottlerockets. Something is wrong with America, and just about everybody senses it.

       
Editorial: Same-sex marriage—church divided, but liberty protected

Editorial: Same-sex marriage—church divided, but liberty protected

Same-sex marriage is the law of the land. Outcries to the contrary, the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision did not herald the demise of religious liberty in America.

       
Editorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy warEditorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy war

Editorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy war

This past week marked the 25th anniversary of the final battle in the Southern Baptist holy war. The former combatants noted the occasion appropriately: They got on with current business.

       
Editorial: Juneteenth—celebration & metaphor

Editorial: Juneteenth—celebration & metaphor

Texans will mark a vital—although historically embarrassing—milestone this week. We’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the freedom of Texas slaves.

       
Editorial: Kill the death penalty

Editorial: Kill the death penalty

Nebraska became the 19th state—and the first conservative state in 40 years—to eliminate the death penalty. Texas—long the leader in executing criminals—should follow suit.

       
Editorial: Irish gays, U.S. religion & the future of faith

Editorial: Irish gays, U.S. religion & the future of faith

One the surface, Ireland’s vote to legalize same-sex marriage and the Pew Research Center’s recent survey of American religion may not have much in common. But together, they describe the church’s enormous challenge confronting secular culture.

       
Editorial: Religious landscape isn’t as bleak as the numbers appear

Editorial: Religious landscape isn’t as bleak as the numbers appear

The latest paint-by-numbers picture of the Texas religious landscape looks similar to, but subtly different than, the national mural. What you see in them depends upon how you look at them.

       
Editorial: The BGCT’s divide—not what you think

Editorial: The BGCT’s divide—not what you think

Serving on and working for the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Executive Board always has been challenging. It’s getting harder year-by-year.

       
Editorial: Church involvement; how much is enough?

Editorial: Church involvement; how much is enough?

How much of themselves should laypeople give to their church? This is more than an idle question. The answer will determine whether U.S. Christianity attempts to fulfill the Great Commission or declines into obscurity.

       
Editorial: Race, class, equal opportunity & the church’s job

Editorial: Race, class, equal opportunity & the church’s job

Baltimore rarely crosses Texans’ consciousness, except when the Orioles or the Ravens play our ball teams. But it’s been on our minds lately.

       
Editorial: A hypocrite’s guide to learning to listen

Editorial: A hypocrite’s guide to learning to listen

How many church fights—or marital spats, office conflicts and community brouhahas—would end harmoniously if people simply listened to each other?

       
Editorial: Is the Great Commission slipping beyond our grasp?

Editorial: Is the Great Commission slipping beyond our grasp?

Christianity is growing, but not rapidly enough to fulfill the Great Commission, according to “The Future of World Religions,” a comprehensive demographic study from the Pew Research Center.

       
Editorial: Be a life-saver; sign up to donate your organs

Editorial: Be a life-saver; sign up to donate your organs

You could be somebody’s hero. Maybe even eight somebodies. All you need to do is register to be an organ donor.

       
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Editorial: Same-sex marriage & the intractable knot of freedoms

Same-sex marriage has tied American society into a seemingly intractable knot.

       
Editorial: Did God the Father answer Jesus’ prayer?

Editorial: Did God the Father answer Jesus’ prayer?

On Thursday night of Holy Week, moments before his arrest and mere hours before his crucifixion, Jesus prayed for you and for me. Has God ever answered that prayer for unity?

       
 
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