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Editorial: Pastors & giving

Editorial: Should your pastor know what you give?

Many churches—and members themselves—would be better off if pastors know what they put in the offering plate.

       
The last couple of weeks have been discouraging. That says more about Americans—and a good many people who claim to follow Jesus—than it does about terrorists and radical Islam.

Editorial: Refute fearmongers—think clearly, follow Jesus

The last couple of weeks have been discouraging. That says more about Americans—and a good many people who claim to follow Jesus—than it does about terrorists and radical Islam.

       
Editorial: Seeking sense in a season of fear

Editorial: Seeking sense in a season of fear

Nothing is scarier than the prospect that any of the current U.S. presidential candidates actually will become "leader of the free world.”

       
Editorial: The BGCT's greatest challenge—adversity or apathy?

Editorial: The BGCT's greatest challenge—adversity or apathy?

 Which presents the greatest threat to the Baptist General Convention of Texas—adversity created by the competing convention or apathy within our own ranks?

       
Editorial: Let’s talk about issues that divide Texans

Editorial: Let’s talk about issues that divide Texans

The latest report from a comprehensive survey by the Pew Research Center presents a fascinating mosaic of Texans’ opinions about God, faith and other vital issues.

       
Editorial: The science vs. religion conflict is ‘none’ of your business

Editorial: The science vs. religion conflict is ‘none’ of your business

The less people know about religion, the more likely they are to think faith is fighting with science, a recent survey shows. What does that tell us about other ideas and concepts we think we know?

       
Editorial: We must do something about gun violence in America

Editorial: We must do something about gun violence in America

How can people claim to be pro-life and still refuse to do something—anything—to turn the tide of gun violence in America?

       
Editorial: Rethinking what we learned from Bill Cosby

Editorial: Rethinking what we learned from Bill Cosby

Lately, I’ve had to revisit the lessons Bill Cosby’s TV persona, Heathcliff Huxtable, taught me about being a dad. How do we weigh their value in light of the obscenity of Cosby’s apparent abuses?

       
Editorial: However you see immigration, you can help

Editorial: However you see immigration, you can help

By the slimmest of margins, Americans believe immigrants benefit our country.

       
Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Ben Carson, a top Republican presidential contender, has been insisting a Muslim could not be qualified to serve the United States as president. But the Constitution's requirement for 'no religious test' couldn't be more plain.

       
Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

In America’s imagination, nothing spells C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N quite like P-O-P-E. During the middle of the past week, you couldn’t turn on a TV, pick up a newspaper or click on a website without seeing images of Pope Francis visiting the United States for the first time.

       
Editorial: Praise God—and volunteers—for the sacrifice of time

Editorial: Praise God—and volunteers—for the sacrifice of time

Every now and then, an outsider’s gob-smacked amazement at “normal” church behavior provides refreshing insight.

       
Editorial: How do we balance

Editorial: How do we balance religious liberty and rule of law?

If you could collect a dime every time U.S. media mention “religious liberty” between now and Election Day 2016, you could fund your own Super-PAC—or maybe even bankroll your own run for the White House.

       
Editorial: Survey documents pastors’ tough job; take care of them

Editorial: Survey documents pastors’ tough job; take care of them

Although pastors have a tough job, they’re resilient and almost universally shake off pressure so they can continue serving their congregations.

       
Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Do we go too easy on each other in Sunday school? This question played in my mind as I read a fascinating article in The Atlantic Monthly, “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

       
 
 
 
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