Larry Parsley

Larry Parsley: Communicating the gospel creatively, relationally

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Larry Parsley, senior pastor of Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell.

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Voices: Discernment in the courts of the Internet

Christians should resist the temptation to enter into every dispute they come across on the Internet, ethicist Myles Werntz suggests.


Voices: Pick faith over fear

Christians know God’s love, and we know God’s faithful promises. We don’t have to give in to fear.


Guest editorial: Growing in compassion—the blessing of family reunification

A foster mother describes the complicated, poignant decision she and her husband made to serve not only the child in their care, but also his mother.


Golden Rule, leaving church

Letters this week focus on editorials about the Golden Rule and walking away from faith.


Voices: When you want to tear a passage out of your Bible

What do we do with difficult passages of Scripture, such as verses that seem to condone slavery?


Ward Hayes: ‘The calling from God is beautiful …’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Ward Hayes, senior pastor of Valley Grove Baptist Church in Stephenville.


Voices: Boldness the world needs

If we use the toys of death to stave off dying, we are beaten before we start. We need people who have nothing more than the universe-creating power of the Holy Spirit filling them to speak God’s life-giving word with boldness.


Does the church need the Johnson Amendment?

A Texas Baptist pastor asks whether the church really needs the government to protect it from politics.

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Editorial: The tragedy of losing faith late in life

Why do some mature adults walk away from church and, worse, away from faith? And what can be done about it?


Guest editorial: It’s a God thing

What, exactly, comprises a “God thing”?


Guest editorial: Watching the future emerge together

One of the most important things we can do is get with people who look expectantly for God’s future and talk about what we’re seeing.


Voices: The art of amicable disagreements

Let us therefore further our witness in these times of unamicable disagreements among us. Our churches will grow when the world sees maturing Christians disagreeing but remaining fast and loving friends.


Commentary: How Texas churches can help prevent teen suicide

Churches can bless and protect at-risk children and teens by knowing the warning signs of suicide and acting swiftly and compassionately to help them.

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Editorial: It's official. Texas rejects Jesus' Golden Rule

When it comes to relating to undocumented residents, if Texans refuse to follow the Golden Rule, maybe the courts at least will force us to follow the U.S. Constitution.

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