State laws preclude multiple spouses, but what is a New Testament/Christian argument against polygamy?
By Van Christian, First Baptist Church, Comanche
"When you get into the hurt of people, you get to know a little bit about the heart of God." –Mike Barrera, Pastor of United Baptist Church in Laredo
By Staff, Baptist Standard
In my experience, the overwhelming majority of Baptists consider it absurd that Jesus was serious about loving our enemies.
How can a loving God allow my child to be sick, or my job to be lost or our home to be destroyed? Where is God when these crises occur?
By Randel Everett, BGCT Executive Director
After admiring the paintings of Norman Rockwell, Marv wouldn't mind changing his name to Norman.
By Marv Knox, Editor, Baptist Standard
The United States is in trouble. Even our presidential candidates, trained to project confidence and strength, now admit that we face profound challenges.
By David Gushee
Financial failure hits us in the pocket book and the pension plan, but the turmoil on Wall Street essentially is a spiritual crisis.
It's not illegal, but from the perspective of basic ethics, church members cross a line when they use church directories for purposes other than their intended purpose without the church’s prior approval.
By Melissa Rogers, Wake Forest University
For the first time in—well—forever, Jo and I went to Florida without either of our children.
I hear folks speak of this being a nondenominational age. I have experienced the opposite of this the last two weeks.
Prayers in the name of Jesus havce been causing a firestorm of controversy in this election year.
By Terry Mattingly
"If there was ever a time in our history where a lot of people need shelter from the stormy blast of their lives, we’re living through that time now.”