Christian Life Commission

Biblical Insight. Principled Living.

The Christian Life Commission aids Texas Baptists, churches, communities and government leaders give voice to critical issues in society from a Christian and biblical perspective.


Gus Reyes

Director, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

For the first time in history, same-sex marriage has been made legal in the U.S. This change represents a culture shift, and American Christians have found that several ethical/theological positions are relevant to the discussion of and response to the issue. These positions include: marriage, family, sexual behavior, church and state and religious liberty.
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Building the Kingdom


This week I spent in my favorite sitting chair, with a fractured leg elevated just so. That’s a fun story involving a sense of adventure, no sense of balance and a pushy youth group. In between calcium-rich snacking and glimpsing through that stack of books I spent the last nine months swearing I’d read eventually, I find myself missing one thing—my birch workbench.

In the rack I built onto the back end of my bench, just to the right of my chisels, there are a series of measuring devices- a sliding bevel, a small set of dividers, a marking knife and a marking... [continue]

Ethics & Justice

We seek to provide online resources on an array of ethical topics that point toward a Christ-centered approach to living. Issues we focus on include: Hunger & Poverty, Citizenship and Ethical Choices. We also feature an Ethical Living Blog. To learn more, please visit our Ethics & Justice pages or contact Ferrell Foster at: .

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Public Policy

Christian citizenship is a response to the call of God and the example of the ministry of Jesus Christ in the world. As caring Christians, we are called to reach out to the needs of the world with talents, spiritual gifts and compassion. Because of this, our Public Policy branch has provided information on public policy issues such as Criminal Justice, Alcohol & Addiction, Education and Gambling, so that the world we live in can reflect Biblical truth. To learn more, please visit our Public Policy pages or contact Kathryn Freeman at: .

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Ministry Impact

Our ministry impact focuses on issues we feel are highly important in today’s culture. Our three main focuses are on church law, hunger and poverty and immigration. To learn more, please visit our Ministry Impact pages or contact Julie Valentine at: .

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Texas Baptists are working together with many Baptist partners in Texas and around the world to show Christ’s love and generosity by meeting immediate hunger needs and helping people escape the devastation of poverty. Alongside these trusted partners, the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering seeks to empower those in need by funding relief and development projects that are holistic and sustainable. Click here to learn more.