• Letters: Responding to Scouts decision

    (UPDATED) Are we haters, bigots and homophobes if we don’t stop believing that these “orientations” and “preferences” are sins?

  • Letters: Delivered from Chinese imprisonment

    (Updated) My wife, Anita, and I serve International Baptist Church of Hong Kong. I want to share a praise item, which we were not able to broadcast 11 months ago because of security issues with one of our mission friends.

  • Letters: 2nd Amendment in context

    When the Second Amendment was adopted more than 200 years ago, this new nation had no standing army.

  • Letters: Payday loans & free markets

    Regarding the debate about payday lending: I’m a passionate believer in the free market…

  • Letters: Payday loans & free will

    Why does the Standard only offer anecdotes of those who had bad experiences with payday lenders?

  • Letters: Kingdom & church

    We can’t excuse ourselves by saying numbers and money are not biblical or are not important. Both are essential.

  • Letters: Holocaust and gun control

    Holocaust and gun control

    So why did the Nazis outlaw the personnel possession of fire arms in 1934? They said “to promote a more peaceful  and tranquil society.” We all know how that turned out.

  • Letters: Petroleum-based transportation?

    Petroleum-based transportation?

    Would someone please ask the East Texas Baptist pipeline protestors how they made it to Washington, D.C., and back.

  • Letters: Caregiving

    As the “silver tsunami” of baby boomers crashes on the shore of their golden years, supporting family caregivers must be included in the ministry model.

  • Letters: Costs of not tithing

    If every Christian tithed, there would be no need for a government-run welfare system.

  • Letters: Problem is abortion, not guns

    Guns are not the problem in America. People who are full of demons kill the innocent. Our larger problem of killing the innocent is abortion.

  • Letters: ‘Thanks for Tar Sands Blockade support’

    TEXAS BAPTIST FORUM: What a wonderful thing the pastor and members of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches did for the young people involved with the Tar Sands Blockade (Dec. 3)!