Voices: Reflections of a Gen-X pastor—flee the devil, not the church

Please don’t forget the importance of local churches. They are outposts of the kingdom of God in Texas. Abandoned outposts will come under attack and eventually turn into museums.

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Voices: Should Christianity change to stay relevant?

A healthy, growing church doesn’t come out of subscribing to a particular brand of Christian theology, but from having a theology that is Christian in the first place.

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Voices: Learning to say Yes and No to the world

Christians must ask ourselves what it means to be a Christian in the world, when we are, in fact, sitting in the seat of mockers most of our lives.

John Whitten: ‘We serve a boundary-breaking God’

John Whitten: ‘We serve a boundary-breaking God’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features John Whitten, pastor of the gathering at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene.


Letter: Discover the facts about the Glorieta sale

This week's letter expresses hope that the lawsuit filed against LifeWay will "get to the bottom of what happened at Glorieta."

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Editorial: Hope for the beginning of another year

If you don’t know what to say—or how to pray—at the beginning of a new year, let the Holy Spirit do your talking.


Voices: Protect mental health care in Texas

As the Texas Legislature convenes, the status of mental health care in the state is under threat. Your voice is needed to ensure the mental health care of Texans is not impeded further.

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Jeff Warren: Challenging cultural Christianity

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Jeff Warren, senior pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

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Voices: ‘I resolve to be present in 2017’

If, like the disciples, we asked Jesus to teach us to pray, his first response to us in 2017 may be, “First, turn off your phone.”

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Guest Editorial: Five key international religious freedom questions

Here are five questions whose answers will affect international religious freedom this year.


Commentary: What Boomers can learn from Millennials and Gen-Xers

The Lord is calling you, whatever your season of life, to walk in faithful obedience to the Great Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.


Moore, hypocrisy and spiritual ‘baggage’

Letters this week focus on Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore, conservative Christians’ political hypocrisy and the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ vote to remove LGBT-affirming congregations.

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2nd Opinion: Do you worship a wind-up Jesus?

What does a plastic toy "Jesus" have to do with evangelicals in today's political arena? Plenty, says church historian Bill Leonard.

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Editorial: The 'war on Christmas' has been won

Arguments about how to acknowledge this season miss the whole point of Christmas.

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Commentary: The radical, revolutionary faith of Christmas spirituals

Christmas spirituals endure not only because they celebrate the joyous, raw beauty of Jesus’ birth, but also because they open a door to the Eternal Now. (Dallas Morning News)

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