EDITORIAL: BGCT actions define relationships

Texas Baptists talked and talked about relationships at our annual meeting in Amarillo this past week. But as the old saying goes, talk is cheap. We will define our relationships by how we act throughout the year.

EDITORIAL: Stoke the flame of the BGCT's torch

People attend the annual meeting because they care about the BGCT; they'll return when and if they start caring again.

EDITORIAL: Hurriedly trusting God's 'slow work'

Do you ever feel like you're living a "microwave life"? You know you're too rushed when you program the microwave oven to heat your leftovers and you stand in the kitchen thinking, "Why won't this blasted thing heat faster?" Seems like we're always in a rush.

EDITORIAL: Seven tips for better pastor searches

How should a church behave when it's seeking a pastor? That's a more complicated question than you might think. Unfortunately, many congregations bungle the process.

EDITORIAL: A clear view beside a hospital bed

How the world would be different if we treasured each life as dearly as the lives closest to our own.

EDITORIAL: 9/11: Still living in a long shadow

Chances are, you recall exactly where you were and what you were doing the moment you knew nobody ever would forget Sept. 11, 2001.

EDITORIAL: Familiar psalm; unexpected words

Lately, I've been pondering a couple of common words in uncommon sentences. See, I've been laboring over a sermon on the 23rd Psalm.

EDITORIAL: A prayer list for Houston & beyond

Gov. Rick Perry's big prayer rally—The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis—will be held in Houston Aug. 6. Here's what I hope they pray for.

EDITORIAL: What about Perry's big prayer rally?

Will you pray and fast for the future of our nation on Aug. 6? Gov. Rick Perry has set aside that day for The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis, a rally at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

EDITORIAL: 'Christian nation' is not sufficient

If Baptists like Roger Williams and John Leland were alive today, they would fight for the rights of Christians, but also Jews, Muslims, Mormons, atheists and agnostics. They would proclaim all voices should be heard, and government should neither advocate for nor interfere with any of them.

EDITORIAL: Marriage, identity and "€˜one flesh"€™

The only way a marriage—any marriage—can endure is by achieving integrated identity that refuses to see the one as completely separate from the other and prefers the spouse to the self.


EDITORIAL: Letting go: From idolatry to faith

Letting go is the ability, as well as the willingness, to relinquish control of and obsession about plans and situations and other people, both past and present.

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.
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