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Voices: It’s Christmas; time to wake up and do something

Because of the violence and injustice in the world and in our nation, columnist Craig Nash says, this Christmas is different than typical yuletides.

       
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Commentary: Helping those who have lost loved ones this Christmas

Baylor University social work professor Helen Harris provides insights into how to help grieving family and friends at Christmas, when feelings of loss may be most acute.

       
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2nd Opinion: A message of hope this Christmas

Whenever we look at the darkness or the silence, we can point others to the cross and remind them that in Jesus, all of the answers to the promises of God are yes and amen. Don’t look away; the Lord never did.

       
Julio Guarneri

Julio Guarneri: Advancing the Great Commission, perhaps to its completion

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Julio Guarneri, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen.

       
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What Jesus preached, Lake Shore and Moore

Letters this week focused on following Jesus’ example at Christmas, criticism of Lake Shore Baptist Church and defense of opposition to Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

       
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Editorial: Fake news isn’t new; guard your witness

Recent reports to the contrary, fake news isn’t new. But when Christians pass it along, it undermines their credibility and damages their witness for Christ.

       
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Texas Baptists and LGBT

Letters this week focus on Texas Baptists’ response to homosexuality.

       
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Voices: What's at stake for the SBC in backlash against Russell Moore?

The Southern Baptist Convention’s response to Russell Moore’s refusal to get on the Donald Trump bandwagon will provide a significant test for how the SBC navigates the future.

       
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Voices: Throughout Advent and Christmas, you can trust God’s heart

The story of the birth of Jesus is the story of God showing his glory in a time when many were wondering where he was.

       
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Voices: Who’s throwing the stones of judgment?

If we are speaking truth in love, we must have demonstrated that love already. We must earn the right to speak to someone about sin. We build credibility through relationship.

       
Michael Evans

Michael Evans: On purpose, for a purpose, with a purpose

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Michael Evans, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield.

       
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Ray: Look ahead to great opportunities in 2017

In 2017, the Bivocational/Small Church Association will seek to support Texas Baptists who have been called to serve on the small-church mission field.

       
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Reeves: Like children in Christmas anticipation!

Texas Baptists should be as excited about Jesus as the angels were on the night he was born. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

       
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2nd Opinion: When will post-Christendom arrive in your community?

Churches and their leaders must evaluate the rate and point of cultural change in their communities and respond accordingly.

       
Human Rights Day 2016

Editorial: Stand up for someone’s rights today

Because of realities abroad and threats at home, Christians must stand up for religious liberty. Let’s observe Human Rights Day, Dec. 11, by committing to educate ourselves and others, then by speaking up for those who endure religious persecution and denial of basic rights.

       
 
 
 
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