Will a “Third Great Awakening” ever occur in the U.S.? According to Bill Stevens, that’s dependent on a “big if.”
By Bill Stevens
If the Johnson Amendment is repealed, will churches become even more partisan and politicized?
By Barkley Thompson, Tommy Williams and Steve Wells / Houston Chronicle
One reader agrees that the “Christmas wars” should end; another gives thanks for the “Explore the Bible” study series.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
In a world of seemingly constant bad news, how can the church be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing”?
By Zac Harrel
John L. Brackin, director of missions for the Hill Country Baptist Association, talks about his lifelong calling and how Baptist associations benefit Baptist churches.
As “evangelical” has become an increasingly political term, rather than a religious one, should Christians stop calling themselves by that name?
By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
Let’s stop looking for a fight where none exists. I’m frankly too busy and too filled with the season’s joy to worry about whether a store clerk tells me ”Happy holidays” or ”Merry Christmas.” (Baptist News Global)
By Doyle Sager / Baptist News Global
Baptist Standard readers reply to recent articles on gun control in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in Texas history.
What may feel like loving the church may actually be part of the cause for why our church is declining, reaching fewer and fewer people and, perhaps, be close to dying.
By Ross Shelton
Why aren’t more churches or public faith leaders telling the truth about America’s unique scourge of gun violence?
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
Tom Billings, executive director of Union Baptist Association, discusses his calling and mobilizing Houston-area congregations to “take on lostness.”
After another mass shooting, praying is doing something. But should we be doing something in addition to praying?
By Richard Mouw / Religion News Service