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2nd Opinion: Don’t forget to count the nondenoms

2nd Opinion: Don’t forget to count the nondenoms

In all the hand-wringing about the statistical decline of Baptist congregations in America, one shift seldom gets mentioned: the rise of the nondenominational church.

Guest editorial: Two everyday enemies

Guest editorial: Two everyday enemies

There’s a story about a good man, a person like you and me. You know, one of the goodguys.

Down Home: Grandparenting via Instagram and iChat

Down Home: Grandparenting via Instagram and iChat

Some people claim the world is going to hell in the proverbial hand-basket, but they must not be grandparents.

Right or Wrong? Help, Thanks, Wow

Right or Wrong? Help, Thanks, Wow

Anne Lamott's recent book, Help, Thanks, Wow, contends these three words encompass the necessary prayers for a well-rounded life. Is this an over-simplification or a profoundly simple evaluation?

2nd Opinion: Is God a bigot? Romans 1 & same-sex marriage

2nd Opinion: Is God a bigot? Romans 1 & same-sex marriage

Texas Baptists are a people of The Book. If you hold to a doctrine of biblical authority and believe the Holy Spirit inspired the Bible’s authorship, you simply can’t condone the act of homosexual sex.

2nd Opinion: Care for Creation: An invitation to read Laudato Si’

2nd Opinion: Care for Creation: An invitation to read Laudato Si’

The recent release of Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si’—“On Care for Our Common Home”—might provide occasion for some Baptists to turn over a new leaf.

Right or Wrong? Friendship

Right or Wrong? Friendship

Jesus called his disciples “friends,” a term we have cheapened, I think. How can we revitalize this multi-layered concept, especially among Christians?

Down Home: A car, a warning system & a conscience

Down Home: A car, a warning system & a conscience

My car is neurotic. Or maybe it suffers from hypochondria. (Would that make it a hypocardriac?)

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Guest Editorial: Whites must take responsibility for racial reconciliation

To have a healthy democracy depends on us coming to terms with racism and violence in this country.

2nd Opinion: Why tribalism in the church is stupid

2nd Opinion: Why tribalism in the church is stupid

I’ll just come right out and say it: Tribalism in Christianity is stupid, and I’m willing to bet we are more alike than we think.

Guest editorial: Maybe we should learn about race from children

Guest editorial: Maybe we should learn about race from children

Maybe we should watch our children and learn from them how to get along and care for one another. They tend to do it better than grownups.

Down Home: Super heroes & made-up rules

Down Home: Super heroes & made-up rules

The mind of a 4 ½-year-old boy is a fun and fascinating place. Kind of like a theme park that changes every day.

Right or Wrong? Subway etiquette ads

Right or Wrong? Subway etiquette ads

Ads in New York City subways promote etiquette. For example, they tell riders not to take up excess space or eat smelly food on the trains. Is this ad campaign “social engineering” or a good idea for improving social values?

2nd Opinion: VBS ‘still a marvelous way of reaching children’

2nd Opinion: VBS ‘still a marvelous way of reaching children’

This summer, children will walk into beautifully decorated rooms, and their lives will be changed. I am thankful for each VBS.

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2nd Opinion: Learning to pray, again—6 ‘prayer-full’ lessons

I’m still learning to pray. What follows are random reflections born of “prayer-full” lessons along the way.

 
 
 
 
 
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