Life is like a flag at half-staff. Half-staff is a place of mourning, not a place of rest. From half-staff, the flag can go either up or down. Up is triumph. Down is a place of honor after a day well-served. Up is where we all want to be. Down at least means we’re tucked away safely out of the weather. Isn’t life like that?
By Eric Black / Editor
In this week’s Baptists Preaching, Lucien Coleman, a longtime seminary professor and minister in Kentucky and later in Texas, exposits on how the Word, who is Jesus, is qualitatively different from everything else a person can proclaim. (John 1:1-18)
By Staff / Baptist Standard
One of the newest professors at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary hopes to add to the diversity of voices at the Texas Baptist school and make an impact on ministry to Texas’ growing Hispanic population.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
As pastors, we are not immune to the sting of sorrow, even when we put on our best acting faces. I’ve had to speak joyful words of hope at a funeral, trying to help others smile about a life wonderfully lived, while stifling my own grief quietly and deep inside like a geyser wanting to explode.
By Jonathan Smith