The Baptist General Convention of Texas’ debate over convention membership based upon churches’ response to LGBT relationships revealed generational and gender divides that may spell the end of the state convention.
By Eric Black
If Texas Baptists continue to be a confessional people, we must consider the ramifications of the lines we draw for partnership, affiliation and fellowship. Now is an important time to consider what it means to be a Baptist.
By Meredith Stone
When creedalism demands conformity, who says where the lines are drawn? Will conventions define faith for local churches? Or will congregations of faithful Christians cooperate together, trusting that Christ is the Lord of life and death?
By Garrett Vickrey
Whether we believe government is evil, neutral or a force for good, maybe being “wise as serpents” means using it to empty ourselves of our savior complex, so that we can practice the radical hospitality Jesus calls us to.
By Craig Nash
What we say and how we say it matters. Jesus tells us, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” What do your words and the way in which you say those words say about the state of your heart?
By Zac Harrel
God can work through whoever Americans elect as president, and claiming otherwise, no matter how much we dislike a candidate, is claiming a limitation on the power of God.
By Jake Raabe
Even when we fear, we can be sure God will magnificently exceed our expectations—to his everlasting honor and to our everlasting joy.
By Jason Dunton
Baptists were born out of a reaction against the mingling of religion and political power, which doesn’t work out well for anybody for very long. Christianity is designed in such a way that it does not need “power” of this sort to survive and grow.
Eleven years after his accidental death, former Texas pastor Kyle Lake still inspires friends and former parishioners to taste: “Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because it is most definitely a gift.”
Do you ever wonder why Luke tells the story of the two praying men right beside the story of Jesus welcoming the children? Maybe humility is the big idea.
I am in the Christian faith because I love God, and I want to love my neighbor and because I am convinced God loves us all. Politics do not make us Christian. Christ is what unites us. Not Donald Trump. Not political campaigns. Not being on this side or that side of an issue.
By Kyndall Rae Rothaus
Our presence is our greatest ministry to those walking through grief. Silence is not something we have to fill. Silence is an opportunity for us to sit and cry with those who are hurting. Powerful ministry happens in silence.