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Golden Rule, leaving church

Letters this week focus on editorials about the Golden Rule and walking away from faith.

       

Does the church need the Johnson Amendment?

A Texas Baptist pastor asks whether the church really needs the government to protect it from politics.

       
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Trump and foreign aid; Trump and the NRA

Letters this week focus on a recent editorial about President Trump’s plans for foreign aid, as well as his speech to the National Rifle Association

       
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Capital punishment, profs' confession

This week’s letters focus on the state of Arkansas’ desire to execute seven inmates in 11 days and a recent statement of political sins by Texas Baptist religion professors.

       
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Propriety among genders, and a great pastor

Letters this week focused on Meredith Stone’s column on Vice President Mike Pence’s rule about never dining alone with anyone other than his wife, as well as the “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” column by Jacob West.

       
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Health care ethics, Moore and Southern Baptists, mental health care

Letters this week focus on the ethics of the Affordable Care Act, the Southern Baptist Convention’s response to ethics leader Russell Moore and the current Texas debate over mental health care.

       
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A parent argues in favor of education voucher bill

A Christian parent says the state's proposed education voucher bill would support civil rights and help parents and their children.
       
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Redistricting and justice, plus more on Moore

Letters this week focused on the recent editorial about the injustice of gerrymandered legislative districts and the challenges to Southern Baptist ethics leader Russell Moore.

       
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Learn to listen; follow Jesus’ model

Letters this week focused on listening and using words wisely, as well as following Jesus’ example for relating to people.

       
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Homeless LGBTQ youth and 'Lenting' Baptists

Letters this week respond to an article about battling human trafficking and a column on observing Lent.

       
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Vouchers, Cooperative Program, removed churches

This week’s letters responded to the push for education vouchers, conflict within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ removal of churches that welcome and affirm LGBT members.

       
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The BGCT and homosexuality

This week’s letters focus on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board’s determination three churches that are LGBT-affirming are no longer in “harmonious cooperation” with the convention.

       
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Johnson Amendment, public education, sanctuary campus, racism

Letters this week include responses to coverage of the Johnson Amendment, school voucher proposals, a call for Baylor University to become a sanctuary campus and racism in America.

       
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Immigration, education, ‘Voices,’ Baylor, freedom

Letters this week focus on a range of issues, from immigration to education, “Texas Baptist Voices,” the Baylor sex-abuse scandal and religious freedom.

       
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Affirmation for Trump, condemnation of Obama

Letters this week respond to editorials about the new Trump administration and an essay praising the outgoing Obama administration.

       
 
 
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