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Downw Home: A ‘jungling’ octopus & the joys of summer

Down Home: A ‘jungling’ octopus & the joys of summer

Even after being away from home, it’s a sin not to stop and play with your grandson.

2nd Opinion: How to throw away a Bible

2nd Opinion: How to throw away a Bible

After some saints of my church decided to clear out our Sunday school storage area (who wants to do that job?), an unusual question was posed: “What do we do with damaged Bibles?”

2nd Opinion: Failing to see God’s love

2nd Opinion: Failing to see God’s love

Churches die for many reasons—from bad leadership decisions to bad luck to poor execution of programs and ideas. One reason they die is ingratitude.

Right or Wrong? Persistence and patience

Right or Wrong? Persistence and patience

The New Testament advocates persistence and patience. How can we help people develop those virtues when culture touts expediency and pragmatism?

Down Home: The things we remember from family vacations

Down Home: The things we remember from family vacations

Summer feels different than the other seasons. Both meteorologically and emotionally.

2nd Opinion: Broad smiles, missing teeth, ‘noble calling to serve’

2nd Opinion: Broad smiles, missing teeth, ‘noble calling to serve’

How rich are we who have sensitive friends to keep us on our mission.

Right or Wrong? Gambling

Right or Wrong? Gambling

A tsunami of gambling has inundated America. The projected cultural effects are dire. What can Christians do about it?

Halcomb Hall at Glorieta Conference Center.

2nd Opinion: Obituary for Glorieta, 1952-2013

Glorieta Baptist Conference Center, which was created in August 1952, was disposed of Sept. 3, 2013.

Down Home: Busted sprinklers, wilted plants and faith

Down Home: Busted sprinklers, wilted plants and faith

Maintaining a yard simultaneously tests and reaffirms my faith. The testing part sometimes overshadows the affirming part. Many things can go wrong out there.

2nd Opinion: When your pastor is way, way off

2nd Opinion: When your pastor is way, way off

I admit I don’t love my pastor. I have prayed for him once and once gave $10 to the church, but I still can’t say I love him. I mean he’s just weird.

First Person: The Vacation Bible School Purse

First Person: The Vacation Bible School Purse

My mother-in-law, Leta Thorp Howell, was an early proponent of Vacation Bible Schools in Texas. In fact, she may hold the record for the most Vacation Bible Schools conducted in the state.

Down Home: A Mary ol’ time at the food-truck window

Down Home: A Mary ol’ time at the food-truck window

Calling people by name is a Christian virtue. (I should know).

2nd Opinion: Longing for peace as rockets fall

2nd Opinion: Longing for peace as rockets fall

In front of our eyes, we watched missiles hit a Syrian “rebel” city, and rockets blowing up God knows what—but more importantly to me, God knows who. I could not believe what I saw.

Right or Wrong? High-church liturgy

Right or Wrong? High-church liturgy

Some young adults say they find “high church” liturgy quite attractive. Why do they feel that way? And if we try to satisfy these people, will we turn our backs on important Baptist distinctives?

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2nd Opinion: Opportunity knocks. But is it of the Lord?

When opportunity knocks, is it “of the Lord” or a temptation from the enemy?

 
 
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