IN FOCUS: Step up to provide hope for Haiti

These past weeks have been heart-wrenching as we have watched the events of the unprecedented tragedy in Haiti unfold.

RIGHT or WRONG? Racism against Native American

As I’ve come to know Native Americans across my state, I’ve realized they suffer from racism that is as extreme as any I know. How can this be addressed?

DOWN HOME: The dad can only do part of the job

The problem with a daughter asking her dad to perform her wedding is figuring out who the excited couple will see for marriage counseling.

Lessons learned from a visit to a retirement center

Here I was, my 21 years of age against her 95, and I suddenly got the feeling that maybe I didn’t know as much as I thought I did after all.

Opinion: Don't call it an affair. Call it abuse of power

The murder trial of former pastor Matt Baker in Waco, Texas, last week was mesmerizing for many reasons. It involved sex, lies, premeditated murder, pornography and a clergy member. It should have been a work of fiction; it should never have happened in real life.


What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate ...

Quotes in the News

“Christianity is a religion for sinners. It doesn’t encourage you to sin; it encourages you not to. But it provides a way of forgiveness and redemption. That’s what Tiger Woods, like many sinners, needs.” --Brit Hume

2nd Opinion: Finding a 3rd—Baptist—way ahead

I believe there is a path ahead for us that can learn from both Canterbury and Azusa Street but that reflects our own indigenous, organic history. It is a path that can mean a vibrant future for Baptists.

IN FOCUS: Are you ready for Resurrection Sunday?

These final few weeks of Texas Hope 2010 are the most important part of the mission. We should give it our best effort.

RIGHT or WRONG? Ministry to immigrants

I tell our Sunday school class the stream of immigrants pouring into our city represents more of an opportunity than a challenge. What can we learn from them about doing mission with more integrity?

DOWN HOME: Unexpected sorrow relieved by faith

During the past few days, our family has experienced an unimaginable high and an almost-unbearable low: Lindsay lost her baby.

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Reading the Culture: Will America join the global awakening?

America can go the way of Europe. Or America can heed the call of God.

2nd Opinion: Thanksgiving: The opposite of faith

Why do we find it difficult to voice praise to God with any confidence for future blessings.

IN FOCUS: It’s time to change the conversation

The Global Language Monitor has announced “Twitter” is the top word for 2009. It is followed by “Obama,” “H1N1,” “stimulus” and “vampire.” The top phrases are “King of Pop,” “Obama-mania,” “climate change,” “swine flu” and “too large to fail.”
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