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Guest editorial: 5 reasons Noah's flood doesn't explain a young Earth

Religion/philosophy professor Hal Ostrander offers five reasons why the young-Earth theory of creation is not plausible.

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BGCT president: San Marcos Baptist Academy, South Texas School of Christian Studies

This week, BGCT President René Maciel discusses two Texas Baptist schools—San Marcos Baptist Academy and the South Texas School of Christian Studies.


When we work together, no church is too small

Christ uses the few, the small and the little, even as little as a mustard seed, to deliver his message of salvation to a truly great harvest. In the eyes of Christ, there is no small church.

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Texas Baptist Voices: Salvation is membership

What if my salvation is not just about me? What if God’s plan all along has been through Christ to restore and heal and make whole our oneness with God, with each other and with all of creation?

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BGCT President: UMHB and HBU

This week, Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel salutes the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Houston Baptist University.

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2nd Opinion: You need Someone greater than you to guide your life

Here's back-to-school advice from Baylor University's David Garland that is valuable for everyone, from a new kindergartner, to a graduate student, to a "student" of life.

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Darin Wood: Loving people, loving church, loving Sunday

This week, our profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Darin Wood, pastor of First Baptist Church in Midland.

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Editorial: How to survive a rugged political season

We can’t wish away the dispiriting election cycle of 2016. We can, however, contribute to the greater good by embracing and incarnating basic truths that can strengthen and heal our society.


George W. Truett on religious liberty

Standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol May 16, 1920, Baptist statesman and Dallas pastor George W. Truett delivered one of the greatest speeches on Christian political responsibility, “Baptists and Religious Liberty.”

Former editors speak on Christian citizenship and religious liberty

Former editors speak on Christian citizenship and religious liberty

Baptist Standard editors from the past offer wisdom on religious liberty, separation of church and state, and matters of Christian citizenship.

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Let's go to school!

Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel encourages Texas Baptists to affect the schools in their communities this academic year.


2nd Opinion: Does your church possess God’s empowering vision?

Church consultant George Bullard offers seven steps for evaluating whether your church has an empowering vision.


Guest editorial: Election- year ministry tension

Presidential election years provide treacherous times to exercise both the prophetic and pastoral dimensions of doing church together.


Editorial: Black lives must matter to all Americans

When it comes to race, Americans need to listen to each other and cut each other some slack. And the most privileged—whites—must take the initiative toward justice and reconciliation.


Brent McDougal: People on the margins need love

The third installment of “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” features Brent Patrick McDougal, pastor of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas.


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