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.

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.
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