Editorial: In racially divided America, it’s soul-checking time

In a culture of racial strife, America needs courageous people of goodwill to engage in hard, painful, honest conversations about race and about what our social institutions can do. We need people who learn from those conversations—and act upon them.

Orlando: Seizing opportunities to tell others about Jesus

Orlando: Seizing opportunities to tell others about Jesus

Student Missions Blog: After performing a set of songs and puppetry at McDonald’s, I felt convicted to speak to an 8-year-old girl named Veronica who was sitting alone in the audience.

U-Haul Truck

Editorial: Moving vans could solve some church problems

Ask yourself: Would my church improve if a moving van pulled away from my house?

Haiti: Outside comfort zones

Haiti: Outside comfort zones

Student Missions Blog: We had been serving at the clinic two days, yet I had not had a single opportunity to share the gospel with a person who did not know Christ.


2nd Opinion: Being lost, being found

When you claim to “know” Jesus, and pray for God to kill people, you may be addicted to a lostness from which there is no escape.


BGCT annual meeting: It’s going to be worth it

With learning opportunities designed specifically for them, pastors who attend the 2016 Texas Baptist annual meeting will leave saying, "That was sure worth it!"


Guest editorial: Visit with 3rd graders shows Texas Hunger Initiative impact

Christians have a responsibility to their neighbors—neighbors down the street, in a different city or across the country. Character means honoring that responsibility and working hard to solve the big problems—hunger and poverty—society faces.

South Asia: Make me a laborer for the harvest

South Asia: Make me a laborer for the harvest

Student Missions blog: Jesus said to "pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers." The Father really has deepened my understanding of this passage and how I can apply it to my life throughout my time in South Asia.

Germany: Learning what made the Samaritan good

Germany: Learning what made the Samaritan good

Student Missions blog: Like the Good Samaritan in Jesus' parable, one of the churches I work with in Germany saw a problem, came to where the people are and met a need. They saw women in the red-light district, living without knowing the true love of God.

American flag in winter

Editorial: It’s July 4, but winter is coming

Trading religious influence for supposed political power will be like stripping naked just before freezing to death. It’s futile, pointless and humiliating.


Commentary: How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right

Reducing abortion is a goal shared by both sides in the debate between pro-choice and pro-life movements.

Jesus leading

2nd Opinion: Jesus Christ commands, 'Follow me'

Jesus calls us to faith, to wonder and to obedience. Jesus calls us to follow him along the path in search of the kingdom of God. As long as we are with Jesus, we are right where we need to be.

bgct logo

Reflecting on Hispanic Texas Baptist life

Many Texas Baptists have gained a rich legacy from Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas and Baptist University of the Américas.

Thailand: The hope of Christ

Thailand: The hope of Christ

Student Missions Blog: My team and I sought to share hope with Thai university students early this summer. We used teaching English to build relationships and share the gospel. We had spiritual conversations with about 50 people over just three weeks.

New York: Earning trust in unfamiliar territory

New York: Earning trust in unfamiliar territory

Student Missions Blog: Bushwick is a 2-square-mile-wide neighborhood in Brooklyn that is home to 140,000 people. It is filled with art, culture and a great need for God.


Connect with the Baptist Standard

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Google+

About These Ads

More News

Design & Development by Toolbox Studios