EDITORIAL: Principles color our Baptist mosaic

This fall, a group of historians--The Baptist Classics Seminar-- painted a fascinating, poignant and accurate mosaic of Baptists.

EDITORIAL: Economic woes, ministry challenges

A recent Barna Group survey shows that Americans' top concern is the economy. Texas Baptists got it right with our Texas Hope 2010 emphasis, which combined spreading the gospel with feeding hungry people.

EDITORIAL: An inevitable test of Christian faith

Two of my friends differed in how they faced death. Both taught vital lessons.

EDITORIAL: Toleration: Liberty’s weak protector

America’s longstanding tradition of tolerance served us poorly in this season of religious rancor. Toleration often takes a timid turn when it encounters strong opposition. This summer, we witnessed the weakness of toleration. It was a dispiriting debacle.

EDITORIAL: Hot letters & Baptists’ priesthood

Some Baptists cannot embrace the paradoxes that result from the priesthood of all believers. They focus on the logical fact that opposing views cannot simultaneously be correct. And since they are sure they are correct, they are certain those who disagree with them must be wrong.

EDITORIAL: Time to talk about missions methods

Certainly, Baptists could bankroll many more missionaries if we were so inclined. But we also need to think about how we can make our missions money go further. Is training and maintaining large career forces the best way to accomplish global missions today?

Opinion: Truth and ‘Baptist Holy War’ casualties

“Truth is the first casualty of war,” the old adage proclaims. Consequently, a couple of truth-tellers became early victims of the Baptist Holy War.

EDITORIAL: Place priority on church planting

Quickly: Name the most significant issues that will affect Texas Baptists’ ability to reach our state with the gospel for the duration of this century.

EDITORIAL: Reasons we treasure religious liberty

Even though our culture seems faith-averse, religious expression is more robust in the United States than anywhere else in the West. Even though religious expression is enormously diverse, the practice of faith still is safer here than anywhere in the world.

EDITORIAL: Good news in the demographic shift

Christianity is growing most rapidly in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Within about a generation, only about 20 percent of Christians will be white. The vast majority will be Hispanic, African and Asian.

EDITORIAL: Budget requires vigorous priority

The Baptist General Convention of Texas must think faithfully and courageously about its 2011 budget. The reality is that the BGCT does not have enough money to fund every ministry it wants to operate.

EDITORIAL: A few words for the Class of 2010

To the Class of 2010, here are a few words of encouragement as you ponder what comes next.

EDITORIAL: So different & so much in common

Lovers of irony should relish the fact that—in alphabetical order—the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention have a lot in common these days.

EDITORIAL: Obedience, identification & hope

Since at least 1641, Baptists have immersed new believers, because the specific New Testament word, baptizein, means to dip or immerse.

EDITORIAL: Faith & ‘substantive conversations’

Have you heard about the study that reveals people who spend more of their day engaging in deep, meaningful discussions are happier than people who mainly make small talk? Maybe you talked about these findings and the discussion made you, well, happy.
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