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Editorial: Same-sex marriage & the intractable knot of freedoms

Same-sex marriage has tied American society into a seemingly intractable knot.

Editorial: Did God the Father answer Jesus’ prayer?

Editorial: Did God the Father answer Jesus’ prayer?

On Thursday night of Holy Week, moments before his arrest and mere hours before his crucifixion, Jesus prayed for you and for me. Has God ever answered that prayer for unity?

Editorial: No battle between science and religion

Editorial: No battle between science and religion

Most American evangelicals don’t believe science and religion are at war. But this “news” really is old.

Editorial: ‘National church’ is a bad idea for everybody

Editorial: ‘National church’ is a bad idea for everybody

A survey of Republican primary voters found they favored almost 2 to 1 establishing Christianity as the national religion.

Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

A changing population means most Baptist congregations and their denomination must change radically or die.

Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Three quite-different articles surfaced on the Internet recently. They point toward realities American Christians—particularly church leaders—must take to heart.

Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq face extermination if people of faith in America and elsewhere in the West fail to speak up on their behalf.

Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Lent is a time for prayer and reflection, consecration and repentance, preparation and renewal. The discipline of setting aside about six weeks to prepare for Easter will do your spirit, and probably your body, good.

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Now is the time for all people who care about children to place a priority on securing the health and well-being of American kids who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Whether or not they endorse real dancing, Baptist churches could learn a lesson from Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of the Coppell-based Container Store, and what he calls “the customer dance.”

Editorial: I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am …

Editorial: I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am …

Baptists, of all people, are qualified—and should be motivated—to speak words of peace, reconciliation and encouragement to the religious divisions plaguing our world.

Editorial: A Lone Star mission field—for other Baptists

Editorial: A Lone Star mission field—for other Baptists

Turn-about apparently is fair play. Even in missions. “Vision Texas” is drawing church starters from the Midwest down to Texas.

Editorial: ‘Risk something big for something good’

Editorial: ‘Risk something big for something good’

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is allowing his team to take risks. Christians, of all people, ought to be able to understand why.

Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Hope puts its full weight down on God. It’s not wishing for desired outcomes. Hope is trusting God in all outcomes.

with God all things are possible

Editorial: As people of faith, expect more in 2015

Many are feeling beaten down, worn out and disappointed by 2014.  But in the coming year, let’s expect more of God, ourselves and others.

 
 
 
 
 
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