Letters: Why support immigration reform?

Letters: Why support immigration reform?

Our current immigration laws built the most prosperous county ever to exist in the history of the world.

Letters: Jeane Law

Letters: Jeane Law

Jeane Law "never failed to listen and be concerned. She always had sound and loving thoughts that made me make strong Christian decisions."

Letters: Another view of biblical womanhood

Letters: Another view of biblical womanhood

Another view of biblical womanhood

Regarding “Seminary website lists aspects of ‘biblical womanhood’:

This article saddens my heart and soul deeply. I thank God there are other Baptist organizations such as Baptist Women in Ministry that demonstrate a different biblical view.

Fran Smith

Fort Worth

God’s selective election is ‘perfect’

“Young minister describes journey in and out of Calvinism” is an interesting article

I’m from the same area of Texas. I also got tired of the type of Christianity he experienced growing up. I also was a pastor—and still am, although not vocationally. I also got bullied into a corner by Scripture, which left me with no other choice but to see the truth there we call “Calvinism.” 

Reading the article, I read a line that, although Austin didn’t say it, gives insight to his problem: “But God, as he understood him to be taught in Calvinism, defies human understandings of what goodness, love and justice means.”

“Defies human understanding.” We never should try to define God by our understanding and attribute sinful human attributes to a sinless, holy, perfect God. If we believe God is perfect in all his ways, then even if we don’t understand, his love expressed in choosing some for salvation is perfect.

Ryan Odom 

Deland, Fla.


Letters: World Vision’s decision

We are grateful for the reversal of World Vision’s decision regarding gay marriage for its employees.

Letters: The problem behind hungry children

Letters: The problem behind hungry children

The problem is a society creating children without the sanction of marriage.


Letters: Change back to the past

We keep talking about change. I believe we need to change back to the past.

Letters: Dance until the music stops?

Letters: Dance until the music stops?

Are we willing to change, or will we keep on dancing until the music stops?

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: No need for movie Bible study

A so-called Bible study based upon the movie Son of God makes no sense. Open up the Bible and teach what is written there.

Letters: America’s beautiful diversity

Thank you for the beautiful editorial about “America the Beautiful.” 

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Gay marriage not a marriage

To me, “gay” marriage is not “marriage” at all in any biblical sense. It is a consenting relationship with a degree of commitment.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Housing allowance ruling

Tax and legal scholars for decades have noted the unconstitutional character of IRC 107—the ministers’ “parsonage allowance.” If “ministers” think they are being unfairly treated, one reason might be because of their unconstitutional affections for special treatment, such as is provided by IRC 107.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Gay marriage & non-Christians

Some say gay marriage will destroy marriage as we know it. The divorce rate among Christians has been doing a good job of destroying it already.

Letters: Pastors, preachers & prophets

Letters: Pastors, preachers & prophets

Jerold McBride has accepted the role of being a "21st century prophet” by stepping out of the crowd of modern preachers, and speaking with boldness the true word of God.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Standard's 125th anniversay

You have stuck to the truth, rooted historically in your fearless responsibility to abide in the truth of the word of God.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: New definition of ‘bivocational’

Concerning pastoral compensation in a local church: I am the widow of a Texas Baptist pastor, and I remember churches insisting that I not have a job other than that of the wife of the pastor.

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