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.

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson

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)

Diana & David Garland

Guest editorial: Our greatest hope lies in the arms of God

Our hope is in God who raised our Lord from the dead and who promises to raise us. This hope is so much greater than our beggarly hopes for our own welfare and happiness.

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Voices: Tell Syria there’s still peace on the earth

Let us find peace in Christ so we may bear what the world so desperately needs, remembering the same Lord who is shalom for the world also is our shalom, our peace.

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Voices: It’s Christmas; time to wake up and do something

Because of the violence and injustice in the world and in our nation, columnist Craig Nash says, this Christmas is different than typical yuletides.

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Commentary: Helping those who have lost loved ones this Christmas

Baylor University social work professor Helen Harris provides insights into how to help grieving family and friends at Christmas, when feelings of loss may be most acute.


2nd Opinion: A message of hope this Christmas

Whenever we look at the darkness or the silence, we can point others to the cross and remind them that in Jesus, all of the answers to the promises of God are yes and amen. Don’t look away; the Lord never did.

Julio Guarneri

Julio Guarneri: Advancing the Great Commission, perhaps to its completion

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Julio Guarneri, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen.


What Jesus preached, Lake Shore and Moore

Letters this week focused on following Jesus’ example at Christmas, criticism of Lake Shore Baptist Church and defense of opposition to Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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Editorial: Fake news isn’t new; guard your witness

Recent reports to the contrary, fake news isn’t new. But when Christians pass it along, it undermines their credibility and damages their witness for Christ.


Texas Baptists and LGBT

Letters this week focus on Texas Baptists’ response to homosexuality.

Russell Moore

Voices: What's at stake for the SBC in backlash against Russell Moore?

The Southern Baptist Convention’s response to Russell Moore’s refusal to get on the Donald Trump bandwagon will provide a significant test for how the SBC navigates the future.

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