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Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

A changing population means most Baptist congregations and their denomination must change radically or die.

       
Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Three quite-different articles surfaced on the Internet recently. They point toward realities American Christians—particularly church leaders—must take to heart.

       
Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq face extermination if people of faith in America and elsewhere in the West fail to speak up on their behalf.

       
Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Lent is a time for prayer and reflection, consecration and repentance, preparation and renewal. The discipline of setting aside about six weeks to prepare for Easter will do your spirit, and probably your body, good.

       
Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Now is the time for all people who care about children to place a priority on securing the health and well-being of American kids who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

       
Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Whether or not they endorse real dancing, Baptist churches could learn a lesson from Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of the Coppell-based Container Store, and what he calls “the customer dance.”

       
Editorial: I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am …

Editorial: I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am …

Baptists, of all people, are qualified—and should be motivated—to speak words of peace, reconciliation and encouragement to the religious divisions plaguing our world.

       
Editorial: A Lone Star mission field—for other Baptists

Editorial: A Lone Star mission field—for other Baptists

Turn-about apparently is fair play. Even in missions. “Vision Texas” is drawing church starters from the Midwest down to Texas.

       
Editorial: ‘Risk something big for something good’

Editorial: ‘Risk something big for something good’

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is allowing his team to take risks. Christians, of all people, ought to be able to understand why.

       
Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Hope puts its full weight down on God. It’s not wishing for desired outcomes. Hope is trusting God in all outcomes.

       
with God all things are possible

Editorial: As people of faith, expect more in 2015

Many are feeling beaten down, worn out and disappointed by 2014.  But in the coming year, let’s expect more of God, ourselves and others.

       
Editorial: Will the Christ be stolen from you this Christmas?

Editorial: Will the Christ be stolen from you this Christmas?

America is experiencing a rash of burglaries from nativity scenes. But the real danger during Christmas is being robbed of joy.

       
Editorial: Waiting, waiting, waiting on Christmas

Editorial: Waiting, waiting, waiting on Christmas

This year—at least as much, maybe more, than most years—we’re ready to turn our hearts toward Bethlehem. 

       
Editorial: Marry church and covenant; divorce church and state

Editorial: Marry church and covenant; divorce church and state

Three Texas pastors stand on the leading edge of a major cultural shift. And the movement could enable both conservative and liberal churches to emphasize the vitality and importance of marriage.

       
People gather to march in Ferguson, Mo.

Editorial: We’ve got a lot of race work to do in America

No matter what we think about a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, can we acknowledge attitudes about race divide our nation?

       
 
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