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Commentary: Lies lead to violence …

Try to imagine the positive outcomes—and the avoidance of negative consequences—if United Airlines had not lied to passengers on Flight 3411. Apply that to everyday life. (Sojourners)

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Commentary: How Texas churches can help prevent child abuse

Child abuse is an epidemic in Texas. Here’s how your church can help prevent, report and respond to abuse.


Capital punishment, profs' confession

This week’s letters focus on the state of Arkansas’ desire to execute seven inmates in 11 days and a recent statement of political sins by Texas Baptist religion professors.

crown of thorns

Editorial: At Easter, God calls us to lay down our lives for others

This Holy Week, may we respond with gratitude to Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf—living as Easter people, laying down our lives for others so they will know the blessing of joy on Earth and the promise of eternal life with our Savior.


Guest Editorial: At Easter, we celebrate the gift of eternal life

When we celebrate Easter, we express the confident assurance that the risen Christ indwells us even as we live in Christ.


Voices: Hospitality—open hearts, open hands, open homes

A way we as the church show the love of God to one another and to our community is by living with gospel-fueled hospitality.


Voices: My struggle with neo-Luddism

What would happen if we applied a bit of tamed skepticism to technological progress?

Painting depicting Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Commentary: Jesus on strategic visioning

Jesus provides a model for how to live out a clear and compelling mission. His life and practices provide insights for us in our struggle to stay true to our calling as Christians and churches.


Propriety among genders, and a great pastor

Letters this week focused on Meredith Stone’s column on Vice President Mike Pence’s rule about never dining alone with anyone other than his wife, as well as the “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” column by Jacob West.

Glenn Young

Glenn Young: The intersection of God and people

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Glenn Young, pastor of First Baptist Church in Kilgore.


2nd Opinion: Lunch with a married man

Was Meredith Stone’s “Texas Baptist Voices” column countering Vice President Mike Pence’s rule against dining alone with any woman other than his wife correct? A reader offers a second opinion.

New York: A lesson in humility

New York: A lesson in humility

Student Missions Blog: Buying groceries in New York is no easy task, but buying groceries for 10-plus people for several days is really no easy task, especially when it is cold and rainy.

Houston: Tackling brokenness, bringing wholeness

Houston: Tackling brokenness, bringing wholeness

Student Missions Blog: I experienced God during Houston Week. ... I learned seeking God sometimes looks like silently getting your hands dirty, and sometimes the best way to walk in freedom is to serve joyfully.

Tony Romo

Editorial: Winning, losing and playing the game

Society teaches us to measure our effectiveness by the outward appearances of others’ success. But our lives and our churches are better measured by the humble, authentic, faithful way we live and move and have our being.


Voices: Pence, propriety and devaluing half the American population

Suggesting men and women cannot share a professional meal borders on communicating men and women cannot be held responsible for their choices and actions when they are put in the same room together.

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