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SterlingAunt

2nd Opinion: America’s problem is not racial tension; it’s racism

To overcome racism and racial tension, Americans cannot simply shout “peace, peace” from the sidelines when there is no peace. They must run into the pain and chaos when others run away.

       
MyOnlySon

Guest editorial: The ‘talk’ black parents must have with their kids is unjust and also unfair

The mere fact black parents have to have this "talk" (about policing) means our society accepts that black children don't get to enjoy childhood the way nonblack children do, and it means our society accepts that black children will not be treated fairly. (Houston Chronicle)

       
steeple

2nd Opinion: Eclipse of white Christian America

A once-powerful demographic group is losing ground in American politics. (The Atlantic)

       
decrepit

Guest editorial: The myth of partial discipleship

When did we give up on the idea that we are salt and light, at all times and in all places? How do we appreciate that being salt and light is not reserved for only the ordained or the hyper-spiritual. How do we make being salt and light our calling and our destiny?

       
LostAndFound

2nd Opinion: Being lost, being found

When you claim to “know” Jesus, and pray for God to kill people, you may be addicted to a lostness from which there is no escape.

       
TexasChildren

Guest editorial: Visit with 3rd graders shows Texas Hunger Initiative impact

Christians have a responsibility to their neighbors—neighbors down the street, in a different city or across the country. Character means honoring that responsibility and working hard to solve the big problems—hunger and poverty—society faces.

       
Pally-Abortion

Commentary: How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right

Reducing abortion is a goal shared by both sides in the debate between pro-choice and pro-life movements.

       
Jesus leading

2nd Opinion: Jesus Christ commands, 'Follow me'

Jesus calls us to faith, to wonder and to obedience. Jesus calls us to follow him along the path in search of the kingdom of God. As long as we are with Jesus, we are right where we need to be.

       
Texans-CBF

Guest editorial: “We’re just not ready yet”

Texas Baptists have made "strong and hopeful strides" regarding women in ministry. But churches can and must do better.

       
Westboro

Commentary: Can we get a “shut up” from the congregation?

The so-called “Baptist” pastors who spread hate over LGBT issues “have as much business being pastors as I do being a neurosurgeon,” says columnist Jon Mark Beilue. (Amarillo Globe-News)

       
AgeOfTrump

2nd Opinion: Eight rules for the Age of Trump

Religious Americans—conservatives and liberals alike—need new guidelines for practicing faith in today’s public square. (Huffington Post)

       
sbcrace

Guest editorial: On race, SBC must move from gestures to action

Without moral clarity and leadership on substantive issues that matter deeply to African-Americans and other minorities, the Southern Baptist Convention’s awakened conscience will start to ring hollow.

       
WilshireChoir

2nd Opinion: Going and singing good for youth

Mission choir tours are not vacations. But mission choir tours allow gifted students to sing and to serve and to be focused on others rather than themselves, to see the world with new eyes and to know that God is at work everywhere.

       
beautysalon

Guest editorial: Nothing is permanent about congregational vision

The failure to reconceptualize vision can lead to a slow death march for congregations.

       
Success-Failure

2nd Opinion: The word we fear (think “failure”)

Every church, both large and small, should not fear failure but realize the purposes and future of God in their unique communities.

       
 
 
 
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