Editorial: The problem with being 'highly religious'

Editorial: The problem with being 'highly religious'

Saying a state—or a person—is "highly religious" is problematic. What this country and world needs is more people who are "highly faithful."


Letter: Follow the law regarding immigration

I, like many others, are frustrated by the actions of our government’s inability to address the immigration problem that is humane and abides by the established immigration law.

The problem is not that we don’t have a big heart It’s that the federal government and the immigration process are terribly broken. Many border patrol agents have resigned or taken early retirement due to the government’s view it is better for children, pregnant women and criminals to walk across the border without due process than to apply appropriately with immigration law.

It may be that the influx of immigration is to stem the tide of people fleeing governmental restraint or collapse. However, as a country is governed best when laws are instituted and implemented, at the very least, it would behoove our nation for the sake of security and common sense to follow the law regarding immigration and not abandon the premise of that citizenship in our nation is a privilege.

Prentiss Yeates



Commentary: Evangelicals and the Republican Reformation

If evangelicals learn from Republicans' polarization, they may once again know what they don’t want to be like and what they don’t want to display, and instead learn how to come together in and under the one name of Jesus Christ.


“As a soldier prepares for battle, so must we”

Bearing fruit that will last requires mindful preparation in Christians' spiritual lives.


Letter: Derailing church-state separation

Thanks for a reminder of what freedom of religion really means.

All it takes to derail separation of church and state is for only one generation who either rewrite history or pretend it is not valid for today's society to consider important in order to dishonestly insist on their own political and/or religious agendas.

Art Allen



Guest editorial: Next Supreme Court justice needs devotion to religious freedom

The justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia should appreciate religious freedom much more deeply than Scalia did.


2nd Opinion: Trump and the “decency test”

We appreciate decency. We applaud decency. We teach decency. We seek to develop decency. So why isn’t decency doing better in the presidential race?


BGCT president: South Texas Children’s Home and Children At Heart

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)


Editorial: Fear, politics, refugees and God's love

The consequences of Christians' fear multiplies when it influences elections and public policy.

Discovery Weekend: Learning to trust and obey

Discovery Weekend: Learning to trust and obey

Last July, I felt the Holy Spirit nudging my heart, as if to say: “You’re going to serve me overseas next summer, daughter.”


Guest editorial: Church leadership lessons from Disney World

To be effective at welcoming guests, congregations need to learn to emphasize interactions rather than transactions.


Plan now to attend the Bivocational/Smaller Church Conference

Register now for the Bivocational/Smaller Church Conference, July 15-16 in Dallas.


BGCT president: Unity in the body of Christ

"My prayer for our convention is that we will be unified in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. May we not let our differences damage or hurt our credibility among unbelievers."


2nd Opinion: Take a deep breath—over and over

Strengthening the connection between our mind and body can be extremely beneficial to our physical health, our stress levels and our connection to our creator.


Gun-free campuses

Let’s publish a list of the campuses that ban guns so the next Virginia Tech mentally deranged mass killer will know where to go.

Has no one noticed that the mentally deranged or Islamic terrorists always pick a gun-free killing zone?

We can now refer to some campuses as institutes of lower learning.

Fred Rosenbaum



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