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In Touch: Looking for young Texas Baptist leaders

Texas Baptists are seeking a new generation of leaders.

       
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Guest editorial: Church the way it used to be?

Church "the way it used to be" is a reality neither for congregations nor their members.

       
Down Home: Grandfather and Grandson, a tale of two laps

Down Home: Grandfather and grandson, a tale of two laps

The grandfather-grandson relationship is sweet from both perspectives.

       
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2nd Opinion: Why climate change requires a spiritual rebirth

When it comes to the environment, will we choose life and creativity and a new stage in humanity?

       
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Right or Wrong? Be not anxious

How do Christians make decisions without anxiety?

       
2nd Opinion: Being content in an age of ‘more’

2nd Opinion: Being content in an age of ‘more’

Have you ever been in a place where you were totally content? That’s a hard place to be. It goes against our natural inclinations.

       
2nd Opinion: This Thanksgiving, take nothing for granted

2nd Opinion: This Thanksgiving, take nothing for granted

Look around the room during your Thanksgiving feast. Whose hand do you need to hold tightly during the blessing? Whose chair could be empty next year?

       
Down Home: Thank God for things I took for granted

Down Home: Thank God for things I took for granted

This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for stuff I normally take for granted, like my laptop.

       
Right or Wrong? Positive thinking

Right or Wrong? Optimism

In Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, Gabriele Oettigen claims that while optimism is important for imagining goals, it can be crippling when people try to reach them.

       
Guest Editorial: 10 reasons to ignore all those governors

Guest Editorial: 10 reasons to ignore all those governors

Fear-mongering may lead to more votes, but fear itself leads to bad policy. These responses simply are an irrational reaction to the repulsion we all felt for the terrorist attacks in Paris. We are called to “be not afraid.”

       
2nd Opinion: Vision is a memorable movement of God

2nd Opinion: Vision is a memorable movement of God

How do you define vision? If you cannot define it, you may not know what it is when you have it.

       
Guest editorial: Rescue me from my church budget

Guest editorial: Rescue me from my church budget

Let me suggest a different approach to the church budgeting process - one that can increase vision, disciple church members and set your church free from the bondage that sometimes accompanies money.

       

Right or Wrong? Holacracy and Baptist church polity

Lately, I’ve been hearing about a new form of organization, holacracy, which seems more adaptable to Baptist principles, such as the priesthood of all believers and church autonomy. What do you think?

       
2nd Opinion: Why the ‘growing divide’ in denominations matters

2nd Opinion: Why the ‘growing divide’ in denominations matters

Here’s a sentence I never thought I would write: I agree with Ronnie Floyd.

       
Guest editorial: It’s chaos: Christian moral pluralism in America today

Guest editorial: The chaos of Christian moral pluralism today

Recently, I have had two conversations that reveal the incredible breadth of moral pluralism not just in America, but in the Christian population of America.

       
 
 
 
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