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RIGHT or WRONG? Civil rights and immigration

What lessons from the Civil Rights Movement can and should be applied to the recent Arizona immigration law, as well as any larger American debate over immigration?
       

DOWN HOME: No, Topanga, leave that gecko alone

Life would be better if we would just do what our Master tells us to do.
       

Quotes in the News

“Audiences are often smarter than they’re given credit for. And I think they’re often drawn to films that raise genuine questions about our lives that demand a real ponder.” --Edward Norton
       

2nd Opinion: The deacon-pastor fellowship

No other group in all Christendom shares a more blessed fellowship than pastor and deacons. Ordained for a common cause, we share a spiritual kinship from which emerge some of the sweetest relationships this side of heaven.
       

IN FOCUS: Sharing the hope of Christ in the Valley

Texas Baptists launched Texas Hope 2010 from the border between El Paso and Brownsville. This week, we are back in McAllen to announce Hope 1:8.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Baptist controversy

When and how will peace-makers attempt to end the corrosive denominational conflict, which goes against the grain of Baptist distinctives?
       

DOWN HOME: Does God care who wins at sports?

In the young-adult Sunday school—oh, yeah, Bible study—class I teach, we were offering prayer requests. “Don’t forget the Rangers,” someone called out.
       

2nd Opinion: God provides strength for the day

Tresa Muir McNeal, a physician and member of First Baptist Church in Temple, found that caring for her mother, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease, led her to believe that "somehow, some way this experience must draw us and others closer to God."
       

Reading the Culture: Is America a Christian nation?

Midterm elections are upon us. Once again, we hear that America was founded as a Christian nation. For perspective, I turned to The Search for Christian America by Mark Noll, Nathan Hatch and George Marsden. Although nearly 30 years old, this exploration by three of America’s finest church historians proved fascinating.
       

IN FOCUS: Now is the time to focus on Hope 1:8

Religious diversity is a growing challenge, but not nearly as much as increasing secularity. Apathy appears to overshadow apostasy.
       

Quotes in the News

“If I were advising him, I’d tell him to give a one-line speech and say, ‘Hey, at least I’m not a Muslim.’” --Arsalan Iftikhar
       

RIGHT or WRONG: Interfaith dialogue

As I understand Baptist distinctives, we should be in conversation with people of all faith traditions. But our church is becoming much more internally directed.
       

DOWN HOME: Five signs that ‘the end’ is near

Here are some signs we may be on the verge of the apocalypse, in ascending order of shockability.
       

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Regular grace and Amazing Grace.
       

Quotes in the News

“After Mass, I used to hug kids. No way I'm going to hug a kid now." --Catholic priest Tom Reese
       
 
 
 
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