“I am not dispassionate about abortion. I hold to a very conservative view of Scripture and the sovereignty of God and thus firmly declare the sanctity of life.” A Baptist Standard reader and pastor responds to Joshua Sharp’s op-ed.
By Mathew St. John
Abortion happens in the real world, and so we have to deal with abortion in the real world, which includes all the difficulties of human stories.
By Eric Black / Editor
Aaron Summers, pastor of First Baptist Church in Crowley, Texas, shares his background and thoughts on church and ministry.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
There has to be a better way to talk to each other about abortion. Joshua Sharp provides some perspective from a pro-life position about ways others opposed to abortion can talk with people on the pro-choice side.
By Joshua Sharp
Student Missions Blog: We were tasked to walk around the mall and find a person we could engage in a meaningful conversation. Out of the 200 or so people at the food court, a young woman in a bright yellow hoodie eating alone at the end managed to grab my attention.
By Cauner McDonald
Names are useful things, but they can also get us into trouble. Names identify us, but they can also hurt us. In this examination of the names we use for each other, Editor Eric Black follows up on his earlier editorial about centrist Baptists.
In a world of hurt, are we creating scars or healing them? Gaynor Yancey, a professor at Baylor University, remembers the Civil Rights Movement and a painful childhood experience with a bicycle.
By Gaynor Yancey / Baylor University
Author and teacher Rich Mussler applies a story from the Gospel of John to the opportunities we have to share Christ with friends, co-workers and family members.
By Rich Mussler
Bob Dean, executive director of the Dallas Baptist Association, shares his background and thoughts on church and associational ministry.
Student Missions Blog: It has been nine years post-earthquake, and Haiti is still recovering from it. A lot of people in the rural areas do not have access to basic medical care. So, meeting their needs and being able to help alleviate some of their pain was gratifying.
By Dorcas Bakiono
A Baptist Standard reader replies to Eric Black’s editorial, which examines a biblical justification for the border wall currently at the center of the partial government shutdown of the United States.
Student Missions Blog: I have a heart for children and babies. Throughout the week in New York, I never really got the opportunity to work with young kids. Even though I had an amazing week, I felt like something was missing.
By Krysta Loeffler