“The headquarters for the Baptist church is established in each self-governing congregation,” writes John Whitten, pastor of the gathering in Abilene, Texas. But what does that mean?
By John Whitten
When Luis Juarez struggled to find belonging in American society, where he worshiped became “the place where we socialized, laughed and cried—all in our own native language.”
By Luis Juarez
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
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?
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
Even pastors feel lonely sometimes. Zac Harrel shares how the Lord’s Supper helped him when he felt lonely.
By Zac Harrel
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.
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