Is stealing bread a crime when you’re hungry? Is stealing medicine a crime when you’re sick? College students study these questions. But what about having so many needy people in a prosperous country? Is that a crime?
By Myles Werntz
Jaci Garrett considers the beloved hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and the wonder of being tied to Jesus.
By Jaci Garrett
There are hills to die on, hills to bleed on and hills to keep walking over, the popular leadership maxim goes. For historic Baptists, religious liberty has been a hill to bleed and even die on. Why are Baptists so committed to religious liberty?
By John Whitten
In celebration of Black History Month, Rev. Tamiko Jones, executive director of Texas Baptists Woman’s Missionary Union, describes ministry from her vantage point.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Ross Shelton wonders what happened to one of his forgotten predecessors and comes up with wise counsel for himself and other pastors.
By Ross Shelton
It’s a longstanding tradition among churchgoers to sit in the same place in the sanctuary Sunday after Sunday. If attending church services in an old enough building, then that place is a specific spot on a specific pew. Let’s talk about that.
By Eric Black / Editor
BGCT leaders touted the unity and diversity reflected in the gathering; yet the unity was a reflection of conformity achieved at the November 2016 meeting by sending some of the “family” packing.
By Bill Jones
Pastors associating with the BGCT for convictional reasons face a challenge. Many BGCT pastors do not feel at home in either the Southern Baptist Convention or the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the two national Baptist bodies connected to BGCT churches.
Author and sexual abuse survivor Mary DeMuth pens an open letter to the Southern Baptist Convention in light of Paige Patterson’s dismissal from Southwestern Seminary.
By Mary DeMuth
The differences between the removals of Paige Patterson and Russell Dilday from Southwestern Seminary speak volumes about the current state of the institution.
By Mitch Randall / EthicsDaily.com
Why do pastors burnout, and what can a pastor do who’s feeling the effects of burnout?
If Texas expands gambling, public schools will be hurt, not helped.
By Rodger Weems