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Editorial: The BGCT's greatest challenge—adversity or apathy?

Editorial: The BGCT's greatest challenge—adversity or apathy?

 Which presents the greatest threat to the Baptist General Convention of Texas—adversity created by the competing convention or apathy within our own ranks?

       
Editorial: Let’s talk about issues that divide Texans

Editorial: Let’s talk about issues that divide Texans

The latest report from a comprehensive survey by the Pew Research Center presents a fascinating mosaic of Texans’ opinions about God, faith and other vital issues.

       
Editorial: The science vs. religion conflict is ‘none’ of your business

Editorial: The science vs. religion conflict is ‘none’ of your business

The less people know about religion, the more likely they are to think faith is fighting with science, a recent survey shows. What does that tell us about other ideas and concepts we think we know?

       
Editorial: We must do something about gun violence in America

Editorial: We must do something about gun violence in America

How can people claim to be pro-life and still refuse to do something—anything—to turn the tide of gun violence in America?

       
Editorial: Rethinking what we learned from Bill Cosby

Editorial: Rethinking what we learned from Bill Cosby

Lately, I’ve had to revisit the lessons Bill Cosby’s TV persona, Heathcliff Huxtable, taught me about being a dad. How do we weigh their value in light of the obscenity of Cosby’s apparent abuses?

       
Editorial: However you see immigration, you can help

Editorial: However you see immigration, you can help

By the slimmest of margins, Americans believe immigrants benefit our country.

       
Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Ben Carson, a top Republican presidential contender, has been insisting a Muslim could not be qualified to serve the United States as president. But the Constitution's requirement for 'no religious test' couldn't be more plain.

       
Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

In America’s imagination, nothing spells C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N quite like P-O-P-E. During the middle of the past week, you couldn’t turn on a TV, pick up a newspaper or click on a website without seeing images of Pope Francis visiting the United States for the first time.

       
Editorial: Praise God—and volunteers—for the sacrifice of time

Editorial: Praise God—and volunteers—for the sacrifice of time

Every now and then, an outsider’s gob-smacked amazement at “normal” church behavior provides refreshing insight.

       
Editorial: How do we balance

Editorial: How do we balance religious liberty and rule of law?

If you could collect a dime every time U.S. media mention “religious liberty” between now and Election Day 2016, you could fund your own Super-PAC—or maybe even bankroll your own run for the White House.

       
Editorial: Survey documents pastors’ tough job; take care of them

Editorial: Survey documents pastors’ tough job; take care of them

Although pastors have a tough job, they’re resilient and almost universally shake off pressure so they can continue serving their congregations.

       
Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Do we go too easy on each other in Sunday school? This question played in my mind as I read a fascinating article in The Atlantic Monthly, “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

       
Editorial: Why don’t we talk about failure?

Editorial: Why don’t we talk about failure?

The experience of a secular company that delivers talks about failure could provide a great template for churches willing to feature transparency and vulnerability along a path to hope and healing.

       
Editorial: Religion, mental health & grace

Editorial: Religion, mental health & grace

Researchers recently documented the connection between religious activity and mental health. But a throwaway line in a report on that study provides a key to interpreting what it all means.

       
Editorial: Texas Baptists must work to match state’s diversity

Editorial: Texas Baptists must work to match state’s diversity

If Baptists intend to build a denomination that looks like America—or Texas, for that matter—then we’ve got a long way to go.

       
 
 
 
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