Commentary: It’s time for churches to step forward and heal national wounds

In the aftermath of the events in Dallas and other tragic events in Louisiana and Minnesota, Jim Denison says, Christians can take steps to help our nation become the “United” States our founders envisioned.


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.


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)


2nd Opinion: Eclipse of white Christian America

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


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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)


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.


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.


Guest editorial: Nothing is permanent about congregational vision

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

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