TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_CONTENT TPL_BPS_LINK_SKIP_TO_NAV

EDITORIAL: An ancient story; still true in 2012

Oppression of the poor is as old as the Bible, but so is compassion.
       

Reading the Culture: Hunger Games

Reading the CultureWhat does the popularity  of the novel and film The Hunger Games say about our culture?

       

Making connections

During my mission work with a refugee ministry, I’ve been spending a lot of time at a local soccer field to get connected with the youth.
       

Cartoon

"No, think outside the box."
       

Texas Baptist Forum

Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to inflammatory words.
       

Quotes in the News

The steady eyes of faith that enable us to do good in the midst of evil cannot be underestimated. ---Richard Bridges
       

2nd Opinion: Lending practices & theology

The Baptist Church Loan Corporation believes in the "theology of a loan," which recognizes the inherent God-given dignity of each person we serve as we hope to help turn dreams into reality.
       

IN TOUCH: Good news, from Dallas to Rosenberg

David Hardage has been travelling the state encouraging Texas Baptist ministries.
       

Right or Wrong? Spiritual disciplines

We have joined a church that emphasizes "spiritual disciplines." I grew up admonished to resist anything that resembles salvation by works. Is this what we've gotten ourselves into?
       

DOWN HOME: Poignant news from 'a sunny dirt road'

You never know when you'll turn a page and stumble back in time. This happened the other day, as I read the latest edition of one of my newsmagazines. A three-word headline leaped from the page, overwhelmed my memory banks and carried me more than 20 years into the past.
       

EDITORIAL: Winsome witness to repulsive religion

Wherever you turn, it seems, you see Americans arguing about religion. Small wonder, then, the fastest-growing religious group in the nation is composed of the "nones," or people who say they have no religious affiliation.
       

Quotes in the News

"Appealing to voters along religious lines is divisive. It is contrary to the American ideal of including all Americans in the political process, regardless of whether they are members of large and powerful religious groups, religious minorities or subscribe to no faith tradition." --Interfaith statement
       

Reading the Culture: God's strength in suffering

Nancy Guthrie lost two children to the same rare disease. Out of her unspeakable pain, she compiled a profound anthology, Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in Suffering (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2010).
       

2nd Opinion: When your community is unsettled

If you find yourself in an embattled community, one in which the line is being drawn, and people are beginning to gather on one side or the other, I recommend the following, and not because I am the model. The goal is to hold the community together.

       

Cartoon

"We can help. We're carpenter ants."
       
 
 

Connect with the Baptist Standard

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

About These Ads

More News

Design & Development by Toolbox Studios