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EDITORIAL: Pomp, circumstance & what’s next

In the spirit of commencement speeches left unspoken, please permit a few words to the wise.

EDITORIAL: Osama, unpredictability & The End

Orthodox Christianity maintains all humans bear the creative mark of their Creator. Even Osama Bin Laden.

EDITORIAL: The Book, by any other name ...

What’s your favorite translation of the Bible? Tough question, isn’t it? As we’ve planned this celebration of the King James, I’ve tried to pick a favorite, and I can’t do it. God’s blessings are just too abundant.

EDITORIAL: Would you have been Jesus’ friend?

If we follow Jesus’ example, we extend the circle of love. Not just to the lovely. Not just to the ones who loved us first. Not just to the ones whose bartered affection benefits us.

EDITORIAL: Will desperation breed dumbness?

Texas will suffer if the Legislature slashes one of the most vital educational programs, the Tuition Equalization Grants.

EDITORIAL: Best tool to defeat hunger? Letters

Will you invest a quarter-hour to lift millions of people out of poverty and chronic hunger? That’s all the time you need to participate in Bread for the World’s 2011 Offering of Letters.

EDITORIAL: Tough times & terrific opportunity

In a time of budget deficits and government spending cuts, Christians are faced with a lot of ministry toward the poor and the powerless.

EDITORIAL: Democracy, principles & pragmatism

The U.S. response to revolution in Egypt raises vital questions for Christians, particularly American Christians, as we ponder our faith-informed responsibility to our world.

EDITORIAL: Podcasts, preaching & pornography

Thanks to podcasts and streaming video, many Christians have become connoisseurs of preaching. In a surprising number of churches, this has resulted in discontent, not unlike the marital maelstrom produced when their fellow church members become preoccupied by prodigious amounts of another web-delivered product--pornography.

EDITORIAL: Murder, mayhem & 3 major issues

Mass murder and mayhem in Arizona shine a spotlight on at least three issues vital for the future of America—mental health, gun control and public speech.

EDITORIAL: ‘I am the Lord’s ..., ready to serve’

This Advent and Christmas season, I noticed that none of the gospel writers clearly identifies Mary’s dad, Jesus’ grandfather.

EDITORIAL: Conflicted by commercialization?

I’ve been thinking about how often we feel conflicted about giving gifts at Christmas.

EDITORIAL: Sane future: Go back to the basics

We must go back to the basics and focus our convention on tasks that require broad cooperation andaddress our state’s pressing needs—spiritual lostness and human misery.

EDITORIAL: Hard questions must be answered

Will messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting talk about the elephant in McAllen Convention Center this week?

EDITORIAL: A ‘wall’ protects our field of faith

Political debates at water coolers, around lunch tables and in church pews nationwide are focusing on whether “separation of church and state” exists in the Constitution.
 
 
 
 
 
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