Voices: What’s in a name?

The contrast between the revered Barnabas and the reviled Ananias and Sapphira provides a morality tale for how Christians respond to need.

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Jacob West: Called to be ‘God’s redemptive instrument’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Jacob West, pastor of First Baptist Church in Stamford.

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Guest editorial: Confessions of an immigrant

To be a Christian is to be an immigrant. … Our main loyalty is to Christ, but we also remain committed to our fellow citizens here on earth. Christ commands us to love our neighbors, regardless of their color, nationality or even religion.


2nd Opinion: American exceptionalism at a crossroads?

Whatever else Donald Trump’s presidency means, it is a moment when nation and church must rethink identity and reclaim values. (BNG)

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Reeves: Wrestling with God

We all wrestle with God. The key is to realize accepting defeat ultimately is accepting victory. Clinging to God truly is the Magnificent Defeat.


Health care ethics, Moore and Southern Baptists, mental health care

Letters this week focus on the ethics of the Affordable Care Act, the Southern Baptist Convention’s response to ethics leader Russell Moore and the current Texas debate over mental health care.

South Padre Island: Beach Reach shines light in darkness

South Padre Island: Beach Reach shines light in darkness

Student Missions Blog: Despite the spiritual darkness that was discernibly present on South Padre Island, God moved mightily through the conversations and relationships formed in moments shared between Beach Reach student missionaries and vacationers.

 Del Rio: Fishing for trash, fishing for lost people

Del Rio: Fishing for trash, fishing for lost people

Student Missions Blog: Soaking wet in a creek in South Texas, fishing for trash, couches and shopping carts, a student from the Baptist Student Ministry at Texas Tech was able to the gospel with a young person she otherwise wouldn’t have met, all because she laid her “yes” on the table before God.

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2nd Opinion: Prestonwood school head counters Johnson

Larry Taylor, head of school at Prestonwood Christian Academy, says Charles Foster Johnson’s column on school-choice vouchers was “false, historically and theologically shallow, and intellectually dishonest.”

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Editorial: Life, death, healing and opportunity; the week we won't forget

A medical procedure, a birth, a death, a calling all occurred in one family during one week. They echo the presence and peace of God.

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Wesley Shotwell: Measuring ministry by a ‘different standard’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Wesley Shotwell, pastor of Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle.


Voices: Return again to the well of God’s love

In moments of doubt and despair, our hearts must return to the truth that our identity is in Jesus. We are sons and daughters of the King, who are loved and with whom our Father is well-pleased.

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Commentary: Concern for immigrants resides in the heart of Christian faith

It’s possible worrying about the consequences of coming face-to-face with resident aliens has stopped many of us from experiencing the risen Jesus in our daily lives.


Guest editorial: Is your church making you healthy or sick?

Could it be that one of the most important things your congregation does for you is enable you to fight off spiritual diseases and infections you could not defeat alone? A genuine and caring community will keep you healthier than you will be alone.


A parent argues in favor of education voucher bill

A Christian parent says the state's proposed education voucher bill would support civil rights and help parents and their children.
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