Voices: Thank God for the saints who shaped us

It is a gift of the church that none of us is without mothers and fathers. … When our biological parents fail us, we look to men and women in our churches and faith traditions.

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Editorial: Your third-most-important lesson

Responding to Marv Knox’s editorial about his second-most-important lesson, readers wrote in to share lessons they have learned.


Letters: Trump, locker room talk and wisdom

This week’s letters respond to last week’s editorial, “How do evangelicals enable locker room talk about women?”

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Zac Harrel: ‘A front-row seat to the work of God’

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Zac Harrel, pastor of First Baptist Church in Gustine.


Plan to attend the bivocational/small-church leaders luncheon

A luncheon for bivocational pastors and small-church leaders will be held Nov. 14, during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco.

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BGCT president: Baylor Scott & White Health

This week, BGCT President René Maciel discusses Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas.

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2nd Opinion: Our best chance for healing and moving forward

As we look past this presidential election, let’s figure out how we find common ground to establish a foundation for empathy and cooperation.


Voices: How to apologize

I want to teach my sons not to rape and to teach my daughters that no one has a right to use or abuse them. And I want your sons and daughters to learn the same thing. I want every child—boy or girl—to be safe from sexual exploitation.

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Voices: Reclaiming the Baptist distinctive of religious liberty

Seeking to maintain and protect religious liberty has the potential to unify Baptists in a context in which we are increasingly becoming divided

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Voices: No room for political fear

Our hope in Christ is that this world—no matter who wins our presidential election—is heading for redemption and renewal.

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Voices: The revelatory election for U.S. churches

We sit weeks away from a long electoral season finally ending, and by God’s grace, the church has been shown to be weaker than it thought and more divided than it imagined.

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Stacy Conner: Seeing gospel transformation in people’s lives

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Stacy Conner, pastor of First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. To suggest a Baptist General Convention of Texas-affiliated minister to be featured in this column or to apply to be featured, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


2nd Opinion: On the erosion of our national character

We need a renewal of moral seriousness in this country. We need to retrieve religious and moral resources easily available to us for the cultivation of character.

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Editorial: How do evangelicals enable ‘locker room talk’ about women?

When even the church treats women as objects, then precious few voices remain to champion the intrinsic value of all women.


Voices: Lord, make our world safe for women

For the sake of every human being on the planet, we must speak out and work to transform a culture that normalizes the assault and objectification of women.

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