TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_CONTENT TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_NAV
Tubman

Voices: Harriet Tubman— ‘Moses’ to the $20 bill

African-Americans still are “biting at the bits” to secure their place and receive acknowledgment for their sound contributions to U.S. history. Harriet Tubman’s placement on the $20 bill may mark the wave of a turning tide.

       
kindness chalk

Voices: Lead out in civility, kindness and respect

The church constantly talks about being counter-cultural, and there is no greater way to be counter-cultural in this day and age than to be civil, kind and generous.

       
love is kind

Voices: I have good news

Speaking the truth in love is a skill that is not developed much in modern discipleship. Good evangelism must rest upon good news and not the proofs of why I am right and you are wrong.

       
letters

Vouchers, Cooperative Program, removed churches

This week’s letters responded to the push for education vouchers, conflict within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ removal of churches that welcome and affirm LGBT members.

       
bgct logo

Heiligman: Connect the dots from faith to relationship, action and fulfillment

If you have ever walked away from church feeling something is lacking, ask yourself, “Is my relationship with God a footnote in the story of my life, or is it the prevailing theme that holds everything else together?”

       
microphones

Commentary: Divided evangelicals must counter fear with facts

When considering President Trump’s executive order on immigration and appeals to fear, it is time for evangelical Christians to consider facts—a necessary starting point for worshipping God with our minds.

       
bivo-small church

“ … go and sin no more”

Whatever Jesus did, we are to do. Time and time again, we are shown how Jesus had compassion for sinners, while making it clear he expected them to live holy lives.

       
TRAPPIST-NASA

2nd Opinion: What about the spiritual condition of extraterrestrial life?

If God has placed intelligent life on other planets in other solar systems, what is their spiritual condition?

       
Ash Wednesday

Voices: The connecting grace of becoming a Lenting Baptist

When we participate in Ash Wednesday services or in the whole of Lent, we are able to experience community with Christ-followers across the world and throughout time.

       
letters

The BGCT and homosexuality

This week’s letters focus on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board’s determination three churches that are LGBT-affirming are no longer in “harmonious cooperation” with the convention.

       

Editorial: Tell legislators what you think about 'school-choice' vouchers

Baptists, of all people, should care deeply about providing quality education for all Texas children. Supporting “school-choice” vouchers undermines both that venture and Baptist principles.

       
Craig Curry

Craig Curry: Serving alongside families through life events

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Craig Curry, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Plano.

       
praise hands

Voices: 'He is your praise'

God deemed you worthy of Jesus—and that is the greatest praise you ever could receive.

       
lightning steeple

Voices: The ‘curse’ that arrives from within

We can’t choose life for just us. We have to choose life for our neighbors as well. Any other way leads to death for us all.

       
money grab

Voices: Money can stop your heart

Mixing God and money leaves many with heavy hearts. Don’t let money stop your heart. Instead, find freedom and fullness of life by giving your heart completely to God.

       
 
 
Care to comment? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , our editor. Maximum length for publication is 250 words.
 

Connect with the Baptist Standard

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

About These Ads

Design & Development by Toolbox Studios