2nd Opinion: Muslim clerics must reject notions of non-Muslim inferiority

To stem the tide of Islamophobia, Muslim leaders much teach their followers to stop regarding non-Muslims as inferior.

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Christmas memory: Before a missionary family moved to Brazil

May your heart be warm this Christmas, and may you have a memory of a certain Christmas, and may it be warm and very special as well.

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Guest Editorial: The shaping power of fear

We who claim to follow the one at the center of Advent and Christmas might give more serious consideration to what he meant by "Fear not!"

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2nd Opinion: We celebrate the God Who is with us

Here is good news this Christmas: We are not alone. God is with us, and hope has descended upon us.

Jacob blesses sons

Right or Wrong? Consider writing an ethical will

Ethical wills and the self-inventory required to write them provide value for our offspring—and ourselves.

Margaret Marvin Knox

Down Home: She fell out of a Christmas tree

At Christmas, the family always thanks God for Jesus—and for Mother.

Magi star

Guest Editorial: Great things in small packages

Christmas reminds us God's love often arrives hidden inside small, plain, boring and insignificant packages.


2nd Opinion: The opposable mind

Successful leadership does not occur until something new is distilled  from opposite choices.


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?

Right or Wrong?

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?

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