TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_CONTENT TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_NAV
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.

       
Editorial: Muslims, a cemetery & Baptist principles

Editorial: Muslims, a cemetery & Baptist principles

Updated: Muslims want to develop a cemetery in Farmersville. That may be causing old-time Baptists to roll in their graves.

       
Editorial: Take a look at Texas of tomorrow

Editorial: Take a look at the Texas of tomorrow

Time travel isn’t the province of science fiction anymore. If you want to visit the future, just take a tour of today’s Texas schools.

       
Fireworks flashed a little less brightly and boomed a little less loudly this Fourth of July. Earlier that day, James Dunn left America for heaven. Our republic is a little less free and a smidge less strong for his passing.

Editorial: Remembering James Dunn, who said he changed my diapers

Fireworks flashed a little less brightly and boomed a little less loudly this Fourth of July. Earlier that day, James Dunn left America for heaven. Our republic is a little less free and a smidge less strong for his passing.

       
Editorial: Changing culture, a drama in three acts

Editorial: Changing culture, a drama in three acts

The stunning rapidity of American society’s shift toward homosexual rights—embodied particularly in the Supreme Court’s affirmation of same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges—sets the stage for a drama in three acts.

       
Editorial for the Fourth: To restore America, humbly seek the greater good

Editorial for the Fourth: To restore America, humbly seek the greater good

Our nation celebrates its 239th birthday this week. Wave your tiny flag if you perceive the pow has gone out of the firecrackers and believe the boom has gone out of the bottlerockets. Something is wrong with America, and just about everybody senses it.

       
Editorial: Same-sex marriage—church divided, but liberty protected

Editorial: Same-sex marriage—church divided, but liberty protected

Same-sex marriage is the law of the land. Outcries to the contrary, the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision did not herald the demise of religious liberty in America.

       
Editorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy warEditorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy war

Editorial: A quarter-century after the SBC holy war

This past week marked the 25th anniversary of the final battle in the Southern Baptist holy war. The former combatants noted the occasion appropriately: They got on with current business.

       
 
 
 
Care to comment? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , our editor. Maximum length for publication is 250 words.

Connect with the Baptist Standard

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

About These Ads

More News

Design & Development by Toolbox Studios