Letters, Denominations

Letters: Denominations

(UPDATED) Man evolves. So does the way he worships. If not, we’d still be sacrificing goats.

Letters Calvinism

Letters: Calvinism

(UPDATED) If I believed in predestination, I would not attend church and certainly would not give a dime for evangelism. What difference would it make?

Scouts decision

Letters: More on the Scouts decision

(UPDATED) If we, as Christians, turn our backs on this organization now; then, once again, as with prayer in schools, Satan has won.

Boy Scouts vote

Letters: Responding to Scouts decision

(UPDATED) Are we haters, bigots and homophobes if we don’t stop believing that these “orientations” and “preferences” are sins?

China Map

Letters: Delivered from Chinese imprisonment

(Updated) My wife, Anita, and I serve International Baptist Church of Hong Kong. I want to share a praise item, which we were not able to broadcast 11 months ago because of security issues with one of our mission friends.

2nd Amendment

Letters: 2nd Amendment in context

When the Second Amendment was adopted more than 200 years ago, this new nation had no standing army.

Letters Payday Loans

Letters: Payday loans & free markets

Regarding the debate about payday lending: I'm a passionate believer in the free market...

Payday Lenders

Letters: Payday loans & free will

Why does the Standard only offer anecdotes of those who had bad experiences with payday lenders?

Kingdom & church

Letters: Kingdom & church

We can't excuse ourselves by saying numbers and money are not biblical or are not important. Both are essential.

holocaust and gun control

Letters: Holocaust and gun control

Holocaust and gun control

So why did the Nazis outlaw the personnel possession of fire arms in 1934? They said “to promote a more peaceful  and tranquil society.” We all know how that turned out.


Letters: Petroleum-based transportation?

Petroleum-based transportation?

Would someone please ask the East Texas Baptist pipeline protestors how they made it to Washington, D.C., and back.


Letters: Caregiving

As the “silver tsunami” of baby boomers crashes on the shore of their golden years, supporting family caregivers must be included in the ministry model.


Letters: Costs of not tithing

If every Christian tithed, there would be no need for a government-run welfare system.

Texas Baptist Forum Guns abortion

Letters: Problem is abortion, not guns

Guns are not the problem in America. People who are full of demons kill the innocent. Our larger problem of killing the innocent is abortion.


Letters: 'Thanks for Tar Sands Blockade support'

TEXAS BAPTIST FORUM: What a wonderful thing the pastor and members of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches did for the young people involved with the Tar Sands Blockade (Dec. 3)!

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