The Ivy’s love story began with ministering together at London Baptist Church while attending Howard Payne University. From those roots, their story spans decades with churches across Texas.
By Joy Ivy
Abuse is evil. This is a watershed moment and an opportunity for Southern Baptists to step up and walk the narrow path of repentance and change.
By Ali Corona
Jake Raabe shares a personal story about his struggle with mental well-being and challenges churches to form a better response to mental health as the need for it increases.
By Jake Raabe
In the State of the Union address and the Democratic response, one statement jumped out to me, a call for our first allegiance.
By Eric Black / Editor
There are hills to die on, hills to bleed on and hills to keep walking over, the popular leadership maxim goes. For historic Baptists, religious liberty has been a hill to bleed and even die on. Why are Baptists so committed to religious liberty?
By John Whitten
What can Baptists learn from the past and apply to life today? Ross Shelton suggests some noble characteristics today’s Baptists can bring forward from their forebears.
By Ross Shelton
Joshua Sharp examines biblical teaching on church discipline and challenges churches to be stewards of the practice.
By Joshua Sharp
In celebration of Black History Month, Rev. Tamiko Jones, executive director of Texas Baptists Woman’s Missionary Union, describes ministry from her vantage point.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Even pastors feel lonely sometimes. Zac Harrel shares how the Lord’s Supper helped him when he felt lonely.
By Zac Harrel
“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.
Aaron Summers, pastor of First Baptist Church in Crowley, Texas, shares his background and thoughts on church and ministry.