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Vouchers, Cooperative Program, removed churches

This week’s letters responded to the push for education vouchers, conflict within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ removal of churches that welcome and affirm LGBT members.

       
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Heiligman: Connect the dots from faith to relationship, action and fulfillment

If you have ever walked away from church feeling something is lacking, ask yourself, “Is my relationship with God a footnote in the story of my life, or is it the prevailing theme that holds everything else together?”

       
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Commentary: Divided evangelicals must counter fear with facts

When considering President Trump’s executive order on immigration and appeals to fear, it is time for evangelical Christians to consider facts—a necessary starting point for worshipping God with our minds.

       
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“ … go and sin no more”

Whatever Jesus did, we are to do. Time and time again, we are shown how Jesus had compassion for sinners, while making it clear he expected them to live holy lives.

       
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2nd Opinion: What about the spiritual condition of extraterrestrial life?

If God has placed intelligent life on other planets in other solar systems, what is their spiritual condition?

       
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Voices: The connecting grace of becoming a Lenting Baptist

When we participate in Ash Wednesday services or in the whole of Lent, we are able to experience community with Christ-followers across the world and throughout time.

       
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The BGCT and homosexuality

This week’s letters focus on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board’s determination three churches that are LGBT-affirming are no longer in “harmonious cooperation” with the convention.

       

Editorial: Tell legislators what you think about 'school-choice' vouchers

Baptists, of all people, should care deeply about providing quality education for all Texas children. Supporting “school-choice” vouchers undermines both that venture and Baptist principles.

       
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Craig Curry: Serving alongside families through life events

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Craig Curry, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Plano.

       
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Voices: 'He is your praise'

God deemed you worthy of Jesus—and that is the greatest praise you ever could receive.

       
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Voices: The ‘curse’ that arrives from within

We can’t choose life for just us. We have to choose life for our neighbors as well. Any other way leads to death for us all.

       
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Voices: Money can stop your heart

Mixing God and money leaves many with heavy hearts. Don’t let money stop your heart. Instead, find freedom and fullness of life by giving your heart completely to God.

       
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Voices: A call for ceasefire in America's culture war

Too often, we think of ourselves first as Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Christians as well. This is shamefully backwards. We are followers of Christ, children of the one God, who may happen to vote one way more often than the other. The kingdom of God is diverse.

       
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Guest editorial: Pastor—a unique, contextual calling

Each Christian is responsible to God for fulfilling calling. … Being a pastor is more than what I do. It is who I am called to be.

       
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Johnson Amendment, public education, sanctuary campus, racism

Letters this week include responses to coverage of the Johnson Amendment, school voucher proposals, a call for Baylor University to become a sanctuary campus and racism in America.

       
 
 
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