first amendment

2nd Opinion: Christians should support freedom for all faiths and for no faith

When Christians demand religious freedom for ourselves and do not speak up for others, we miss the teaching of Jesus, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

football and violence

Guest editorial: Why Americans should quit watching football

We should refuse to watch and otherwise support football until it fundamentally changes its relationship with violence.

junk food

Right or Wrong? 'Think on these things'

With God's help, we can transform our thinking and enrich our lives.

gun violence

Guest editorial: America’s vigilante gun-love affair

The issue is not gun rights vs. gun control, but whether it's productive in the 21st century to continue the culture of vigilantism.


2nd Opinion: Muslim clerics must reject notions of non-Muslim inferiority

To stem the tide of Islamophobia, Muslim leaders much teach their followers to stop regarding non-Muslims as inferior.

train and tree

Christmas memory: Before a missionary family moved to Brazil

May your heart be warm this Christmas, and may you have a memory of a certain Christmas, and may it be warm and very special as well.

fear not

Guest Editorial: The shaping power of fear

We who claim to follow the one at the center of Advent and Christmas might give more serious consideration to what he meant by "Fear not!"

nativity star

2nd Opinion: We celebrate the God Who is with us

Here is good news this Christmas: We are not alone. God is with us, and hope has descended upon us.

Jacob blesses sons

Right or Wrong? Consider writing an ethical will

Ethical wills and the self-inventory required to write them provide value for our offspring—and ourselves.

Margaret Marvin Knox

Down Home: She fell out of a Christmas tree

At Christmas, the family always thanks God for Jesus—and for Mother.

Magi star

Guest Editorial: Great things in small packages

Christmas reminds us God's love often arrives hidden inside small, plain, boring and insignificant packages.


2nd Opinion: The opposable mind

Successful leadership does not occur until something new is distilled  from opposite choices.


In Touch: Looking for young Texas Baptist leaders

Texas Baptists are seeking a new generation of leaders.

church the way ...

Guest editorial: Church the way it used to be?

Church "the way it used to be" is a reality neither for congregations nor their members.

Down Home: Grandfather and Grandson, a tale of two laps

Down Home: Grandfather and grandson, a tale of two laps

The grandfather-grandson relationship is sweet from both perspectives.

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