Our best chance of healing the national discourse is first healing our local conversations. By working on how we negotiate our own congregational dialogue, we can begin to shape a new conversation that is more civil than what we see on CNN.
By Garrett Vickrey
Baptists have much to offer both the church as a whole and the world. If we remember where we came from, we will continue to reach a world in desperate need of what we have to offer.
By Jake Raabe
Being a part of a church is not easy, but it is essential. We cannot love Jesus and not love his church.
By Zac Harrel
The Roman army officer whose servant Jesus healed demonstrates the kind of inclusive humility needed to break down barriers between “us” and “them.”
By Meredith Stone
A trio of biblical themes—hope, cross and community—provide a lens through which a Christian may examine political candidates and policies and make moral choices.
By Eric Black
Our churches must be places where we can be honest with one another, where we can say we are bruised and our faith is faintly burning. … We all need the healing power of honest community.
Just as Jesus’ desert temptations shaped his ministry, the shifting and changing and sorting that occurs in our lives provides opportunities for finding what God has prepared for us.
By Ellen Di Giosia
I hope what I learn while serving on a board helps me be a better dad by helping me encourage my children to grow outside of themselves and their immediate surroundings, making good decisions that will affect people far from them in space and time.
It is in wandering that the people of God became the people of God, and it is all those seeking a new home whom the people of God must reach out to today.
By Myles Werntz
If phone screens and computer terminals are negatively affecting our God-given ability and call to connect with other human beings in a God-honoring way, then we need to unplug, Pastor Eric Black says in “Texas Baptist Voices.”
What if my salvation is not just about me? What if God’s plan all along has been through Christ to restore and heal and make whole our oneness with God, with each other and with all of creation?
By Kyle Childress