Guest editorial: Balance security and compassion, but respect refugees

Urge President Trump to reconsider the scope and effect of his executive order on immigration and to work with congressional leaders to devise a solution that bolsters American security without causing unnecessary delays for refugees fleeing violence or disregarding traditional American values.

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2nd Opinion: On immigration, Franklin Graham is dead wrong

Franklin Graham’s assertion that President Trump’s hardline stand on immigration is OK because it is “not a biblical issue” doesn’t square with biblical teaching—and it will get people killed. (BNG)

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Fields: Don't be too disappointed in your disappointments

The variety of my disappointments may vary, but the God of my life who gives me purpose even in my disappointments never changes.


Voices: Find grace and beauty in numbered days

Godly wisdom is marked by knowing our own frailty and seeing each day as a gift from the hand of God, a gift of his grace.


Voices: Public education as a truly conservative Texas value

True conservatives rally around our public schools as the primary vehicles for perpetuating civil society, strengthening our economy and ensuring continued leadership in the world.


Jack Bodenhamer: Seeking God’s will on earth as it is in heaven

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Jack Bodenhamer, pastor of First Baptist Church in Elm Mott.


Affirmation for Trump, condemnation of Obama

Letters this week respond to editorials about the new Trump administration and an essay praising the outgoing Obama administration.

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Voices: A border that perpetuates suffering is not worth defending

If we must fear, let it be fear of betraying our Lord and being found wanting in the last days, not fear of refugees and other immigrants who wish to join us.

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Voices: Everything is a Bible issue: A response to Franklin Graham

“America first” is not a concept found in the Bible. “Christ first” is what Scripture teaches us to base all our decisions on.

East Asia: Dangerous truth

East Asia: Dangerous truth

Student Missions Blog: "Seeking truth is dangerous." My friend is right. Truth is dangerous. Yet it is truth alone that frees us.

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Editorial: Pray for the president—and act

Christians should pray for President Trump, but they also should give feet to those prayers by concrete actions, Editor Marv Knox urges.

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Voices: A farewell letter to President Barack Obama

Dante Wright, pastor of the Pinnacle of Praise in Round Rock, pens a farewell letter to President Obama.


Voices: Pastors, stop texting church members

When it comes to ministry, the higher the tech, the lower the touch, Houston pastor Steve Bezner explains.

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Voices: Why I still call myself an evangelical

Despite recent trends that cast “evangelical” as a political label, columnist Jake Raabe intends to continue to identify himself that way—for historical and theological reasons.


2nd Opinion: Hail to the ‘Donald’ in all of us

The United States’ new president has a lot in common with all of us—including the need for prayer, contributor Marcia Davis suggests.

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