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Lillian Hinds: ‘I love to tell the story’

Our weekly profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Lillian Hinds, pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple.


Commentary: Abortion is not valid genetic control

In tackling genetic disease, Christians must show the world abortion is not the answer, while providing smart solutions, such as genetic testing for young couples before they begin having children and pursuing actual cures to genetic conditions.

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BGCT president: Valley Baptist Missions Education Center

In 1947, the same year Baptist University of the Américas began, another institution began a critical work in the Rio Grande Valley to train Hispanic church leaders in a private Christian school. The Valley Baptist Missions Education Center’s great work of training Christian leaders continues, as does facilitating wonderful ministry and mission opportunities for Texas Baptists in the Valley.


2nd Opinion: Help your daughter find her worth in Christ, not from culture

If we are faithful to teach our daughters where true worth can be found and model a commitment to those truths in our homes as well as in our own lives, they will be less likely to look to the world when it comes to defining their worth.


Editorial: Government should not unite the U.S. under ‘one God’

The idea of the government advocating only one concept of religious belief is a step onto a slippery slope that descends to 1930s Germany, the Soviet gulag and the crammed cities of today’s China. Where only one view of religion is acceptable, horror reigns.


Howie Batson: 'Bringing the hope of the gospel’

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Howie Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo.


Voices: Place ethics ahead of political considerations

A trio of biblical themes—hope, cross and community—provide a lens through which a Christian may examine political candidates and policies and make moral choices.


Guest editorial: Praise God for a caring Savior

Jesus understood his followers needed both spiritual food and physical food. God cares about every detail of our lives, every single one.

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2nd Opinion: Roads to Rome, and poor sermons

What’s the difference between a great sermon and a very poor sermon? Jesus.


Letters: Trump and justice; struggling with homosexuality

Letters this week question Donald Trump’s sincerity about injustice and strive to help people “struggling with homosexuality.”

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René Maciel: Baptist Standard & HighGround Advisors

This week's Baptist General Convention of Texas presidential column focuses on HighGround Advisors and the Baptist Standard.

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Editorial: Stand up for the patriots who kneel

Even if you don’t agree with athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, that doesn’t mean you can dismiss their point. Whatever you think of the protest, we still need to do something about racial inequality in America.


Go and vote

This week's letter counters last week's "2nd Opinion" column and appeals to Christian to vote.

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Voices: An appeal for honesty in church

Our churches must be places where we can be honest with one another, where we can say we are bruised and our faith is faintly burning. … We all need the healing power of honest community.


Voices: So your life is being sifted—how Christlike

Just as Jesus’ desert temptations shaped his ministry, the shifting and changing and sorting that occurs in our lives provides opportunities for finding what God has prepared for us.

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