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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‘The call,’ or ‘_ _ _ _, the preacher is coming’

The words pastors overhear—and overlook—often explain the context of ministry.

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Guest editorial: Why I love the church

When we are tempted to think about when the church has been its worst, we need to pause for a moment and remember when it was its best.


2nd Opinion: ‘School-choice’ vouchers provide solution to educational crisis

The head of Prestonwood Christian Academy contends a recent editorial opposing “school-choice” vouchers is wrong.


Commentary: How Texas churches can help prevent alcohol abuse

On March 19, Baptist churches nationwide will observe Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday. In Texas, substance abuse typically involves alcohol.


Commentary: Divided evangelicals must counter fear with facts

When considering President Trump’s executive order on immigration and appeals to fear, it is time for evangelical Christians to consider facts—a necessary starting point for worshipping God with our minds.


2nd Opinion: What about the spiritual condition of extraterrestrial life?

If God has placed intelligent life on other planets in other solar systems, what is their spiritual condition?

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