Baptists lose far more than numbers when we part company.
By Marv Knox / Editor
Even though 2016 has been quite a challenge across our nation and in our convention, Editor Marv Knox finds comfort and hope in counting his blessings this Thanksgiving.
The BGCT has spoken on the limits of “harmonious cooperation.” The outcome was not surprising but still produced grief. The coverage and ideals discussed in the Baptist Standard will remain expansive enough to include all kinds of Baptists in Texas and the Southwest.
Why can’t the Baptist General Convention of Texas welcome all churches that wish to affiliate with and support the work of the convention, even if the convention at-large does not agree with all of those churches’ beliefs or practices?
In the wake of the most divisive presidential campaign of our lifetimes, U.S. Christians must live up to our ideals by modeling reconciliation, demanding reform, standing up for our values and protecting the vulnerable.
Here’s the broad, long-lasting issue behind our current election malaise: Disrespect is the root of our national incivility.
How should Christians respond to the plight of 65 million refugees, the worst humanitarian crisis in history?
Responding to Marv Knox’s editorial about his second-most-important lesson, readers wrote in to share lessons they have learned.
When even the church treats women as objects, then precious few voices remain to champion the intrinsic value of all women.
What’s your second-most-important lesson? What have you learned that turned you upside-down? That altered how you see yourself and the world?
Week-in and week-out, Christians must figure out how to help the diverse and disconnected people all around us know without a doubt they are loved by Jesus because they receive that love from us.
The idea of the government advocating only one concept of religious belief is a step onto a slippery slope that descends to 1930s Germany, the Soviet gulag and the crammed cities of today’s China. Where only one view of religion is acceptable, horror reigns.