READING THE CULTURE: Church campuses & cultural transformation

Recent polls indicate 70 percent of likely American voters say the country is headed the wrong direction. How does culture change? What can Christians and churches do to influence our culture for Christ? What role could multisite church growth strategies play?

RIGHT or WRONG? Pastor- search committee guidelines

What are some ethical guidelines for pastor-search committees?

DOWN HOME: Would the roof leak in the doghouse too?

It’s kind of like a cosmic mandate of marriage—all hell waits to break loose until one half of the couple travels out of town and absolutely, positively cannot provide aid and comfort.


“Each translation gets its own interpreter.”

Quotes in the News

“If someone next to you tries to explain Revelation, do not make eye contact. Do not show fear. Back away slowly.” --Philip Jenkins

RIGHT or WRONG? Immigration policy

Global immigration is enormously complicated. How can Christians contribute to the discussion?

IN FOCUS: Continue to celebrate in Easter’s light

Easter is the day we celebrate the victory of our resurrected Lord. Did you ever wonder what would have happened if Easter had not come?

2nd Opinion: Fiscal responsibility & moral sanity

David Gushee believes this is the time for deliberative decision-making about our nation’s long-term fiscal responsibility and moral sanity.

DOWN HOME: Grammar at 100: Redefining age

Some people consider it impolite to mention a lady’s age. But Helena Margaret Loewen Moore is 100.


“You do Bible studies in your home, eh? Tell me about these minor prophets.”

2nd Opinion: The cost that love requires

Our Creator, who has written the pattern of the great story on our hearts, understands the value of great cost. He spared nothing for us, and we are to spare nothing for him.

IN FOCUS: Bees & Baptists: ‘Can’t do it alone’

An example from the insect world explains why Texas Baptists should plan to go to the annual meeting in Amarillo Oct. 23-26.

Quotes in the News

“I commend you for forcefully rejecting, in your recent book, a false charge that has been a foundation for the hatred of the Jewish people for many centuries.” --Benjamin Netanyahu

Reading the Culture: Generational insight from an unexpected source

Every pastor I know is dealing with the challenges of ministering to generations as divergent as the World War II “Builders,” the post-War “Boomers,” the technology-driven “Gen X” and their children, “Gen Y.” An article in the current edition of Foreign Affairs may provide insight from an unexpected source.

RIGHT or WRONG? Keeping the Sabbath

So many people talk about observing the Sabbath on Sundays. But isn’t the Sabbath a deeper principle than just a day of the week? How should Christians incorporate the Sabbath principle into their lives?
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