Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

We welcome letters from our readers as part of our mission-driven goal to facilitate “Conversations That Matter” among people of faith. For instructions on how to submit a letter to the editor and a few guidelines for what we’re looking for, click here.

Say it ain’t so, Al

John Dye, Louisville, Ky.

No need to ‘call me back’ to my faith after supporting Trump

Chris Chambers, Lebanon, Tenn.

Replace systemic racism with unconditional love

Tom Armistead, DeLand, Fla.

Let churches decide what is best for them

Bryan Butler, Marysville, Ohio

How can BFM be ‘incompatible’ with a thought process?

Randall Fields, San Antonio, Texas

Why have Christian leaders decided to be political?

Robert Rogers, Escondido, Calif.

Remember that Jesus spoke against hypocrites

Neil I. Spielholz, Wellington, Fla.

Carson-Newman’s mission is unchanged

Andrew Smith, Carson-Newman University, September 17, 2020

What would our forebears say about government funding?

Kirby D. Smith, Midlothian, Va.

What would the Apostle Paul say about Donald Trump?

Earl B. Chappell III, August 31, 2020

Sadly, the doors to our Georgia churches remain closed

Jimmy Gentry, James King, David Sapp, David Tew, Michael Tutterow, MaryAnn Walker, July 12, 2020

A response to David Gushee: Zoom church is not the nightmare

Melanie Vaughn-West, Lauren Colwell, David Rensberger, July 9, 2020

Five reasons I disagree with David Gushee

Robert Wallace, July 9 2020

Responding to a commentary on heaven and hell

Kirby D. Smith, March 11, 2020

Explaining the silence from Hardin-Simmons faculty and staff

Robert P. Sellers, February 19, 2020

HSU’s move against Pigott “devastating”

Susan Pigott, February 17, 2020

Response to Logsdon closing

Leslie Hollon, February 13, 2020

Amen to Eric Minton’s commentary

Ronald Grizzle, February 6, 2020

Essay misrepresents Riverside Church’s decision

Macieo Anderson, October 24, 2019

Mourning Elijah Cummings

Kathy Manis Findley, October 18, 2019

Sellers opinion is ‘spot on’

Mimi Budd, September 6, 2019

Beyond secret prejudices and private idolatries

Daniel G. Bagby, August 7, 2019

Freedom of the press is precious, yet it is illusory

Toby Druin, July 11, 2019

Response to Susan Shaw’s opinion article on abortion

Jonathan Frank, February 27, 2019

Queen did not discover Jesus

Layne Wallace, February 1, 2019

Rudnick article: just another swipe at Trump

Bill Peeler, January 16, 2019

Jimmy Allen: gracious and prophetic

Wendell Griffen, January 9, 2019

Centrists in moderate Baptist life have little reason to worry

Jakob Topper, January 7, 2019

BTSR and mission immersion

Sam Harrell, December 14, 2018

Article on Operation Christmas Child misses the mark

Mickie West, December 11, 2018

We ungraduated BTSR alums wonder: Won’t you be our neighbor?

Chris Crowley, Richmond, Virginia

Throwing in the Towel on BTSR

Melissa Fallen, Midlothian, Virginia

Moral Majority and Vote Common Good are not moral equivalents

Leroy Seat, October 31, 2018

Abuse of women isn’t the result of theological systems. It’s the result of sin.

Layne Wallace, May 26, 2018

Patterson headline doesn’t tell the whole story

Chris Crowley, May 24, 2018

In addressing gun violence, embracing evil is no solution

Joseph Furio, March 5, 2018

Speaking as a physician, our nation’s level of gun violence is a public health crisis

Matthew Blackwell, M.D., March 5, 2018

Like the king in the fable, the U.S. gun culture is wearing no clothes

David Hopper and Patricia Rigney, March 5, 2018

How many who exclude LGBTQ have listened to the parents of the excluded?

Diane Blevins Smith, February 20, 2018

The CBF and cultural captivity

Adam McDuffie, February 16, 2018

CBF moving into open heresy

Layne Wallace, February 16, 2018

Baptists, speak out against violence toward LGBTQ people

Maurice Bojangles-Blanchard, February 8, 2018

Dr. King in a truck

Karol Vellines, February 8, 2018

Responding to Francis Schaeffer’s criticism of Trump

Myra Millard, February 8, 2018

American churches seem to have a flag fetish

Gary Dalton, December 1, 2017

Evangelicals and the death of Christianity in the U.S.

Gavril Andreicut, December 1, 2017

Sex abuse victims not safe in Baptistland

Christa Brown, November 27, 2017

Roy Moore election would legitimize guilt for everyone except the perpetrator

Susan Glass, November 22, 2017

Truth is truth, no matter who says it

Philip Brown, November 22, 2017

Why not more letters?

Kirby D. Smith, November 22, 2017

Stand up for Christianity in the face of evangelicalism’s mess

David Hicks, November 21, 2017

The wedding cake case is not religious discrimination

Stan Hastey, November 20, 2017

Why not a standing committee to deal with clergy sex abuse reports?

Christa Brown, November 16, 2017

‘Shoe box’ article helpful, but too negative

Karen Dahl, Sandy Utah, November 16, 2017

Looking for a place at the CBF table

Haley Cawthon, St. Petersburg, Fla., July 7, 2017

Southern Baptist view of atonement is consistent with scripture and tradition

Luke Smith, Staunton, Va., July 7, 2017

Trump and legitimizing behavior

Ken Sehested, Nov. 15, 2016

Treating transgender people with Christian love

Erik Kluzek, March 26, 2016

Guns in worship

Frank Kendall, March 21, 2016

War-like hymns are appropriate

Robert Carson, Feb. 29, 2016