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Analysis: Future Shock

Watching my grandkids laugh, explore and have fun, I shake my head and wonder where this culture of ours will take them. Do we realize how fast the future is rushing to meet our posterity, and us?

       

Voices: Whom Would Jesus Take Out?

When Christians fall short in measuring our theology against the teaching and life of Jesus, then we can be found guilty of using the Bible for our own objectives.

       

Voices: Colin Kaepernick and the hypocrisy of image

Our positions of power and privilege are to be used to transform society. There must be a willingness to risk it all for what is hard yet right.

       

Voices: Living in Two Worlds

The people I talked to this week didn’t understand why my wife and I paid more for our groceries. In American society, saving money is a high cultural value. In the kingdom of God, respect for persons and compassion are higher values.

       

Commentary: What is wrong with white Christians?

This isn’t meant to simply be a provocative question. A new survey from The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation offers the latest dispiriting news about the troubling state of white Christianity.

       

Ken Hall: ‘We are best when we act as a movement of God’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Ken Hall, former president of Buckner International.

       

Letters: Immigration reform

This week's letter to the editor responds to immigration reform.

       
Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Rodney Dunning / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr)

Commentary: Christian, did the news out of Charlottesville make you sick in your soul? It should

Racist protests are not morally equivalent to counter-protests on behalf of racial equality and civil rights. (Column by Marv Knox in The Dallas Morning News)

       
Why the Middle East?

Why the Middle East?

Student Missions Blog: As I prepared for this mission trip, I constantly was asked, "Why the Middle East?" Of course, it was easy to say, “Well, God said ‘go,' so I’m going.” But at the end of the summer, my answer has changed a bit.

       

Voices: God’s Still Small Voice

Recently, while sitting on a porch with a calming stream babbling by in the mountains of Colorado, I was suddenly filled with anxiety and fear. My heart was in a battle of faith.

       

Voices: In Defense of Small Towns

Is it really such a tragedy to use your God-given gifts in service to small communities?

       
President Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci via RNS)

Commentary: Anti-immigrant bill runs contrary to my values as a Christian and an American

For Christians, our faith tradition decisively calls us not into fear, but into love. Matthew 22:39 calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and Romans 12:13 tells us in no uncertain terms to extend hospitality to strangers.

       
Southern Baptists overwhelmingly pass a resolution June 14 condemning the racism of the alt-right movement. (Photo by Adam Covington / Baptist Press)

Second Opinion: I’m a black pastor. Here’s why I’m staying in the Southern Baptist Convention

William Dwight McKissic Sr., senior pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington: “I almost left the SBC 11 years ago, but I remain committed to the larger cause.” (The Washington Post)

       

Commentary: Why it matters that we must make disciples, not converts

Yes, we need a revival. We need a making-disciples kind of revival; one that opens the door for the way of Jesus to invade our spending decisions, our family life, and who we choose to care about. (BNG)

       

Commentary: Humility, kindness and welcome: Hard but biblical callings

Consistently in this country and throughout Christian history, we remember the legacy of the stranger, the heroic actions of the unwanted, the new insights and contributions of the disregarded and even despised. (BNG)

       
 
 
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