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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.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Secular companies have more integrity than LifeWay

We will never step foot in a Lifeway store again. Most secular companies would have had more integrity.

Glorieta

Letters: Just the facts on Glorieta

I would like to know two things: Whether the sale of homes in 2011 and assurance that Glorieta would continue can be proven; and whether proof exists that Glorieta has lost money for the last 20 years.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: More on Race in sentencing

Many people grow up in a bad environment, in poverty, with drugs, etc. But many also escape from their situation. Why is it that we Christians keep on blaming the environment for people’s sinful behavior.

Letters: Race in sentencing

Letters: Race in sentencing

Regarding “Evangelical leaders protest race in sentencing” : It is unfortunate when an “expert witness” chooses to ignore other factors in dealing with “dangerousness.”

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: The lack of civility

The 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas has been all over our TV this week. 

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Lifting up the poor

Jesus does not force his followers to do anything, but Jesus desires our minds and hearts be attuned to lifting up the poor.

Letters: Tax-exempt status

Letters: Tax-exempt status

When churches complain about their inability to engage in politicking, they are only complaining about the cost of the tax-free status they have freely chosen to accept.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Editorial independence

It is a bad day when Christian news has to be controlled by powers of the church fathers.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Background checks

I see a lot of problems with background checks.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Thanks for 'Love' editorial

Thank you for “Love, not condemnation, leads the world to Jesus.” 

 
 
 
 
 
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