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Editorial: Ask yourself, 'How thick is my church?'

Is your church thick or thin? The answer says much about how effectively it embodies the gospel.

       
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Editorial: At Easter, God calls us to lay down our lives for others

This Holy Week, may we respond with gratitude to Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf—living as Easter people, laying down our lives for others so they will know the blessing of joy on Earth and the promise of eternal life with our Savior.

       
Tony Romo

Editorial: Winning, losing and playing the game

Society teaches us to measure our effectiveness by the outward appearances of others’ success. But our lives and our churches are better measured by the humble, authentic, faithful way we live and move and have our being.

       
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Editorial: Life, death, healing and opportunity; the week we won't forget

A medical procedure, a birth, a death, a calling all occurred in one family during one week. They echo the presence and peace of God.

       
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Editorial: Rx for pain— turn attention to others

A helpful antidote to pain—for individuals as well as congregations—is turning attention toward others and serving them.

       
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Editorial: How can Texas claim to be righteous and embrace injustice?

Baptists—who claim the gospel is good news for all people—must champion fair, representative legislative districts, as well as equal opportunity for all citizens to cast their ballots.

       
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Editorial: Lovely words, loving God, loving others

When Christians are among the worst at speaking coarsely—vilifying and demeaning others—no wonder unbelievers and people of other faiths think badly of us, and also of our Savior.

       
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Editorial: When training children, walk the walk

New research shows the most effective way to instill faith in children is to live out the principles of that faith. So, what are you going to do about it?

       

Editorial: Tell legislators what you think about 'school-choice' vouchers

Baptists, of all people, should care deeply about providing quality education for all Texas children. Supporting “school-choice” vouchers undermines both that venture and Baptist principles.

       
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Editorial: Will the Executive Board follow messengers’ votes and remove churches?

Messengers to the 2016 Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting created two standards for determining if a church is in “harmonious cooperation” with the BGCT. Will the convention’s Executive Board apply both standards?

       
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Editorial: Johnson Amendment repeal would ‘destroy’ church unity

If you think President Trump’s plan to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment sounds good, think again. Religious liberty demands thoughtful separation of church and state, not a quickie marriage of pulpits and politics.

       
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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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