Voices: Don’t vilify the BGCT, and don’t demonize other churches

Honest, genuine grief is an appropriate response to the division within the Baptist General Convention of Texas regarding response to churches that welcome and affirm LGBT members.

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Guest editorial: Why I love the church

When we are tempted to think about when the church has been its worst, we need to pause for a moment and remember when it was its best.


2nd Opinion: ‘School-choice’ vouchers provide solution to educational crisis

The head of Prestonwood Christian Academy contends a recent editorial opposing “school-choice” vouchers is wrong.


Homeless LGBTQ youth and 'Lenting' Baptists

Letters this week respond to an article about battling human trafficking and a column on observing Lent.

Rio Grande Valley: All about relationships

Rio Grande Valley: All about relationships

Student Missions Blog: The Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a place for establishing relationships.

Houston: Learn to listen

Houston: Learn to listen

Student Missions BlogOver and over again, I hear people mentioning their desire of having someone listen to them. ... In attempting to listen more, I have been able to have more one-on-one meetings with people who are non-Christians.


Commentary: How Texas churches can help prevent alcohol abuse

On March 19, Baptist churches nationwide will observe Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday. In Texas, substance abuse typically involves alcohol.

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John Durham: ‘Seeing people grow in Christ-likeness’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features John Durham, the lead pastor at Highland Baptist Church in Waco.


Editorial: When training children, walk the walk

New research shows the most effective way to instill faith in children is to live out the principles of that faith. So, what are you going to do about it?


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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?”


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.

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