Canada: Time flies when God is at work

Canada: Time flies when God is at work

Student Missions Blog: At soccer on Wednesday, we had so many people we had to split into three teams and play it tournament style. It’s been amazing to see it grow from the first week, and now it’s something people look forward to every week. It’s been incredible to see God move through us to build relationships with others.


Bob Roberts: The church must engage the world

This week, the Baptist Standard launches a new column, "Deep in the Hearts of Texans," profiling pastors from across the Lone Star State. The premiere interview is with Bob Roberts, pastor of Northwood Church in Keller.


In Touch: Bryan, San Antonio, survey, Bryant, children, boomers, Waco

This week, BGCT leader David Hardage shares experiences, concerns and opportunities from across the Lone Star State.

Alaska: Salmon frenzy

Alaska: Salmon frenzy

Student Missions Blog: Fishing had not been good. Standing out there with their huge dip-nets in the near-freezing water and bone-chilling wind, most people did not have a whole lot to show for all their time and energy. 


Analysis: Republicans, Democrats and their inverted culture war

Republicans and Democrats alike shed decades-old culture war expectations during their conventions this summer.


2nd Opinion: 'Created equal' and hope for girls

In the same way we need to work diligently toward chipping away at generations of racial oppression, we also need to keep working toward gender equality.


Editorial: Regents must open up for Baylor to thrive once again

Demanding transparency and accountability from Baylor University's regents is not a sign of disloyalty or disaffection. It’s a plea for Baylor to respond with integrity, humility and openness to this dark moment so that it can pursue its highest aspirations.


Discipleship, then/now

A Christian disciple is a student, a learner, a follower of Jesus Christ who aligns himself with the Lord. The Christian disciple is someone who is called by Jesus. The disciple is committed to Jesus alone and obeys his teachings.


Church, stand amazed

When God’s people do good, then those good deeds, those good words and those good actions will become excellent and profitable for everyone. Hope is restored and renewed when God’s people devote themselves to doing good.


2nd Opinion: Why white ministers must insist, ‘Black Lives Matter’

We’ve been saying, “White lives matter” ever since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. It’s past time for white Christians to acknowledge the ongoing sin of racism, confess our own biases and seek to create new patterns of thought and behavior. (Faith & Leadership)


Opinion: Overcoming a pastor’s moral failure

Churches can take steps to provide support, ensure accountability and facilitate healing in the wake of a traumatic spiritual event.


Guest editorial: A faith community persecuted in 100 countries

While there certainly are people of minority faiths in Muslim-majority countries who face severe oppression and persecution, it does not negate the fact Muslims remain one of the most persecuted faith communities around the world.


Letters: Hate, police, religious liberty

Letters this week focus on law enforcement, evangelicals’ tendency to whine and church-state separation.

Alaska: Blacking out windows

Alaska: Blacking out windows

Student Missions Blog: I am so glad we have a God who overcomes the darkness and filters through the tiniest of cracks to guide us. 


Letters: National healing; CBF and biblical authority

Letters this week deal with Baptist response to racial discrimination in America and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's stand on biblical authority.

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