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Guest editorial: To avoid meddling, government should not fund churches

A Supreme Court case involving state aid for a church playground could alter the landscape of church-state relations.

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Guest editorial: Are you living on the right side of Easter?

Do you and your church live in the shadows of pre-Easter fear or the light of post-Easter hope and confidence?

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Commentary: Lies lead to violence …

Try to imagine the positive outcomes—and the avoidance of negative consequences—if United Airlines had not lied to passengers on Flight 3411. Apply that to everyday life. (Sojourners)

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Commentary: How Texas churches can help prevent child abuse

Child abuse is an epidemic in Texas. Here’s how your church can help prevent, report and respond to abuse.


Guest Editorial: At Easter, we celebrate the gift of eternal life

When we celebrate Easter, we express the confident assurance that the risen Christ indwells us even as we live in Christ.

Painting depicting Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Commentary: Jesus on strategic visioning

Jesus provides a model for how to live out a clear and compelling mission. His life and practices provide insights for us in our struggle to stay true to our calling as Christians and churches.


2nd Opinion: Lunch with a married man

Was Meredith Stone’s “Texas Baptist Voices” column countering Vice President Mike Pence’s rule against dining alone with any woman other than his wife correct? A reader offers a second opinion.

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Guest editorial: Confessions of an immigrant

To be a Christian is to be an immigrant. … Our main loyalty is to Christ, but we also remain committed to our fellow citizens here on earth. Christ commands us to love our neighbors, regardless of their color, nationality or even religion.


2nd Opinion: American exceptionalism at a crossroads?

Whatever else Donald Trump’s presidency means, it is a moment when nation and church must rethink identity and reclaim values. (BNG)

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2nd Opinion: Prestonwood school head counters Johnson

Larry Taylor, head of school at Prestonwood Christian Academy, says Charles Foster Johnson’s column on school-choice vouchers was “false, historically and theologically shallow, and intellectually dishonest.”

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Commentary: Concern for immigrants resides in the heart of Christian faith

It’s possible worrying about the consequences of coming face-to-face with resident aliens has stopped many of us from experiencing the risen Jesus in our daily lives.


Guest editorial: Is your church making you healthy or sick?

Could it be that one of the most important things your congregation does for you is enable you to fight off spiritual diseases and infections you could not defeat alone? A genuine and caring community will keep you healthier than you will be alone.

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Commentary: Ministering to Alzheimer's caregivers in your congregation

Your church can take practical, effective steps to help ease the burden of people caring for victims of Alzheimer’s disease.


Guest editorial: On church conflict, 'I beg to differ'

Conflict in the church is inevitable, but it does not have to be personal or ugly. It does not have to create winners and losers. It does not have to be mean. But left untended, conflict can become all of those.

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Guest editorial: The ethics of health care explained. Am I my brother’s keeper?

By its very nature, insurance depends on those without immediate need helping those who receive service now.

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