Teacher, we have entrusted our children to you. Too often, you feel the weight of that, especially when we are critical of you. Today, may you feel the blessing in that.
By Eric Black / Editor
Editor Eric Black responds to the mass shooting in El Paso, calling all of us to some introspection and then to go beyond the normal talk.
Pastors are counseled to avoid such whiplash by being smart enough to avoid politics altogether, but to bracket politics out of the discussion is to pretend the truth of Christianity has no bearing on “what happens between people when they try to get something done together.”
Editor Eric Black wades into the current controversy over President Trump’s recent tweets about “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen.” Where do Christians see themselves in this discussion?
Editor Eric Black shares part of his family history. What things in your family history connect you like roots grounding you to your past?
Do you feel guilty when someone asks, “How’s your prayer life?” After spending an hour in prayer before the African American Fellowship Conference, Editor Eric Black came away ready for another hour.
As we celebrate American independence, we also should celebrate our freedom as followers of Christ and as Baptists. One of our great freedoms is being able to vote. How does being Baptist influence our vote?
What is a fair price for a cup of coffee, and what does that have to do with what’s happening at the U.S./Mexico border?
How much of our lives are lived unaware of other’s pain until after it’s too late? Editor Eric Black considers the incident in downtown Dallas on June 17, 2019, and how we can care more for hurting people.
What lies behind interpretations of what the Bible says about our current hot button issues? Many say power, but is there something else? What should guide the interpretation of the Bible?
Clear boundaries are helpful in interpersonal relationships. Might they also help churches and their affiliations figure out how to relate to each other?
“Everybody’s got an angle.” Everybody? Even the Baptist Standard? Editor Eric Black responds.