Right or Wrong? Are we different or the same?

 I hear politicians and preachers talk as if Anglos, Hispanics and African-Americans all are the same. Why do we have to generalize? How can we help people understand all of us are made in the image of God?

Mormons and faith

TEXAS BAPTIST FORUM: Mormons are not Christian but are a group that adds words and pagan practices to their religion at the time they need them.


2nd Opinion: Americans affirm 'no religious test'

The startling eclipse of Protestant hegemony at the executive and judicial branches is evidence we seem to be taking seriously the clause in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution that bans religious tests for public office.

In Touch: NAMB, Truett, Baylor, Commerce, home

We now are only a couple of weeks away from our annual meeting in Corpus Christi, and I hope you are making plans to attend. If you haven't made plans yet, it's not too late.

Down Home: Doggonit, she got a bad haircut

Topanga's groomer picked a lousy time to go on vacation.

Editorial: What shall we render to 'Caesar'?

What do we owe to the world beyond God? We are at our most Christlike when we appropriately "render" to others.


Similar but different

Where I’m serving in East Asia, the culture is quite similar to America in some ways and very different in others.

Change in London

I’m beginning to understand what the Apostle Paul meant in 1 Corinthians 9: 22-23.

Religious liberty and soul competency

TEXAS BAPTIST FORUM: David Moore presents a good case for religious liberty and soul competency in "Should I vote for a Mormon?" (Sept. 17). But he fails to face Mitt Romney's own claim about his faith.

Quotes in the News

"Are there flaws in the church? Absolutely. But is there great beauty in the church? Absolutely." --Stephen Colbert

2nd Opinion: Elections & the politics of poverty

Will Christian Americans ever stand up for the poor and marginalized? I doubt it. But I still believe in the transforming work of God's Spirit.


"I thank my lucky stars every day that I don't believe in astrology."

IN TOUCH: DOMs, retirees, chaplains & students

Your Baptist Building staff, led by Lorenzo Peña and Susan Ater, hosted a wonderful group of Texas Baptist directors of missions in your Baptist Building recently.

Reading the Culture: What I think of The Harbinger

Jonathan Cahn's The Harbinger is one of the bestselling Christian books of 2012. The subtitle reveals Cahn's thesis: "The ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future." But I find numerous problems with Cahn's logic.

Right or Wrong? Pietistic language

A few leaders in our church stand and declare "a deep conviction" about practically any issue we consider. They offer little rationale, but they swing votes. Why does pietistic language trump in-depth analysis?

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