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.
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 Julie Valentine at: julie.valentine [at] texasbaptists.org.
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: julie.valentine [at] texasbaptists.org.
Racism undermines justice and unity
by Ferrell Foster and Kathryn Freeman — September 9, 2014
“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24)
A young man has been killed in Missouri. Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man, died from six gunshots fired by a white police officer. Race should not be an issue, but far too many African American men have died under similar circumstances. Black men simply face a different social calculus when it comes to interactions with the justice system in America.
The frequency of such incidents has led some African Americans to have an inherent mistrust of the justice system because it has not consistently protected the…
Hunger & Poverty
The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission has found these videos useful in regards to hunger and poverty.