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Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq face extermination if people of faith in America and elsewhere in the West fail to speak up on their behalf.

       
2nd Opinion: Why it’s gotten so hard to work together

2nd Opinion: Why it’s gotten so hard to work together

The pool of churches that can and will work together is getting smaller. It looks like the pools eventually will shrink to puddles and then dry up completely.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: I stand amazed in the presence

Amazement is defined as “a strong feeling of astonishment or wonder.” I have been amazed many times in my life.

       
Kathy Hillman: Texas Baptist heroes and trailblazing pastors Marvin Griffin & Harold Branch

Kathy Hillman: Trailblazing pastors Marvin Griffin & Harold Branch

African-American pastors Harold Branch and Marvin Griffin blazed trails in Texas Baptist leadership and in life.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: [un]Apologetic conference and a new Texas Baptist magazine

Sunday, Feb. 15, was a big day for the Hardage family! My granddaughter, Anne Marie, was dedicated at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

       
Letters: Right to be worried about Sharia

Letters: Right to be worried about Sharia

Americans are right to be worried Sharia law might be applied to us.

       
Student Missions Blog

SFA: Conquering fears and seeing God at work

Student Missions Blog: While sitting in an on-campus Starbucks at Stephen F. Austin State University with a friend, I saw Melissa a few tables away. I knew what I had to do—yell across the coffee shop to get her attention.

       
Student Missions Blog

UTD: If you feed them, they will come

Student Missions Blog: Two rooms, 27 tables, 162 chairs, one hour, and one gospel message: all the ingredients to a free lunch on campus at the University of Texas at Dallas.

       
Down Home: The passing of old friends

Down Home: The passing of old friends

I lost two old friends this winter. Not long ago, I took them to church on Sunday morning. And then I never saw them again.

       
Right or Wrong? Younger leaders

Right or Wrong? Younger leaders

Our pastor says he wants to find and educate “spiritual leaders” in our church, and he’s focusing on members who are middle aged and older. Shouldn’t we consider younger members?

       
2nd Opinion: Executions are down; abolition may not be far behind

2nd Opinion: Executions are down; abolition may not be far behind

More Christians are troubled that 85 percent of executions take place in the Bible Belt. A 2014 poll showed millennial Christians are overwhelmingly against the death penalty, and only 5 percent of Americans think Jesus would favor it.

       
Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Lent is a time for prayer and reflection, consecration and repentance, preparation and renewal. The discipline of setting aside about six weeks to prepare for Easter will do your spirit, and probably your body, good.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Poster board, popcorn and public school

When I was elected president of Texas Baptists, notes from friends evoked special memories. One came as a precious surprise. My thoughts turned back the years to a group I taught in Girls in Action.

       

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