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Editorial: Life lessons from saints who passed from us far too soon

Janie and Todd, lay leaders at Valley Ranch Baptist Church, embodied the presence of Christ to practically everyone they met. They passed from this life to the next far sooner than we wanted. But the way they lived their too-short lives provides lessons for all of us.

       
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Editorial: Pray for the president—and act

Christians should pray for President Trump, but they also should give feet to those prayers by concrete actions, Editor Marv Knox urges.

       

To-do list for evangelicals under President Trump

Under President Donald Trump, evangelicals and other Christians should be vigilant to champion the values that flow from the teachings of Jesus. Here are five important topics to monitor and contend with throughout the next four years.

       
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Editorial: Practicing faith in the Age of Trump

As Donald Trump enters the White House, evangelicals and other conservative Christians who helped put him there face a crucial challenge: Can they influence his administration to uphold Christian virtues they had to overlook when they cast their ballots?

       
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Editorial: Make your wishes known in Austin

During Texas’ 85th Legislative Session, keep up with the issues and make sure your legislators know how you feel.

       
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Editorial: Hope for the beginning of another year

If you don’t know what to say—or how to pray—at the beginning of a new year, let the Holy Spirit do your talking.

       
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Editorial: The 'war on Christmas' has been won

Arguments about how to acknowledge this season miss the whole point of Christmas.

       
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Editorial: Fake news isn’t new; guard your witness

Recent reports to the contrary, fake news isn’t new. But when Christians pass it along, it undermines their credibility and damages their witness for Christ.

       
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Editorial: Stand up for someone’s rights today

Because of realities abroad and threats at home, Christians must stand up for religious liberty. Let’s observe Human Rights Day, Dec. 11, by committing to educate ourselves and others, then by speaking up for those who endure religious persecution and denial of basic rights.

       

Editorial: What happens when Baptists split?

Baptists lose far more than numbers when we part company.

       
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Editorial: Three major blessings in a tough year

Even though 2016 has been quite a challenge across our nation and in our convention, Editor Marv Knox finds comfort and hope in counting his blessings this Thanksgiving.

       
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Editorial: A rock, a hard place, and a home for all kinds of Baptists

The BGCT has spoken on the limits of “harmonious cooperation.” The outcome was not surprising but still produced grief. The coverage and ideals discussed in the Baptist Standard will remain expansive enough to include all kinds of Baptists in Texas and the Southwest.

       
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Editorial: A welcoming way ahead for Texas Baptists

Why can’t the Baptist General Convention of Texas welcome all churches that wish to affiliate with and support the work of the convention, even if the convention at-large does not agree with all of those churches’ beliefs or practices?

       
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Editorial: As much as ever, America must hear from our ‘better angels’

In the wake of the most divisive presidential campaign of our lifetimes, U.S. Christians must live up to our ideals by modeling reconciliation, demanding reform, standing up for our values and protecting the vulnerable.

       
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Editorial: In this political season, practice civility

Here’s the broad, long-lasting issue behind our current election malaise: Disrespect is the root of our national incivility.

       
 
 
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