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.
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.
Hurting for Law Enforcement
by Ferrell Foster on September 3, 2015 in christian life commission
The lead headline in Wednesday’s USA Today may elicit sadness, anger, concern, or any number of reactions — “Chilling: 4th Cop Slain in 9 Days.”
Gliniewicz, Goforth, Nelson, and Vincent are the names of the four slain officers. We grieve with their families.
The cop world is dangerous. Cops have guns, and it seems everyone else has guns. And guns are good at killing people when in the wrong hands.
I hope we find this situation unacceptable — that we not just shrug and say that’s the way it is, that’s the way it has always been, and that’s the way it/p>/p>/p>/em>... [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: ferrell.foster[at]texasbaptists.org.
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: kathryn.freeman[at]texasbaptists.org.
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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.