Abraham Lincoln's phrase– “We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”–resonates in our time.
By Marv Knox, Editor, Baptist Standard
Marv realizes he’ll have to live with the body—and the ears—the good Lord gave him.
If you were among those on the National Mall in Washington, the inauguration was an experience of awakening.
By Suzii Paynter, Texas Baptist Christian Life Commis
Rich Mussler's allegory warns of the temptations of the unemployed "righteous man."
By Rich Mussler, First Baptist Church, Lewisville
Baptists’ predilection for dissent is our heritage. Sure, it’s disconcerting, uncomfortable and just plain cringeworthy. But it offers distinct advantages.
By By Marv Knox, Editor, Baptist Standard
Across the Red River, Marv received grace from a stranger who could’ve served justice.
Misuse of money, sex and power are besetting sins for ministers and church members alike. But we barely talk about these matters. Where can we begin?
By Emily Row Prevost
“I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition. I’m not trying to make a statement one way or another. I’ll do what everybody else does.”–President-elect Barack Obama
By Staff, Baptist Standard
"Our new name needs to reflect a more global mission mindset. "
Christ may heal us of our illnesses, or he may not. We may be spared from the downsizing in our jobs, but we may not. Either way, our hope in Christ is secure.
By Randel Everett
Several historical milestones occurring in 2009 offer religious communities and their spiritual leaders some extraordinary teaching moments. These milestones demand attention within America’s churches, synagogues and mosques.
By James Rudin
A Baptist pastor pleads for peace in the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has created hundreds of thousands of refugees.
By Maurice Mondengo