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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.

       
Editorial: Pope Francis’ popularity & our faithfulness to Jesus

Editorial: Pope Francis’ popularity & our faithfulness to Jesus

Pope Francis has plummeted in opinion polls. But the Roman Catholic pontiff’s plunging popularity tells us far more about Americans’ values than it does about his vision.

       
 
 
 
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