Quotes in the News

“To say we are made in God’s image means we have been made in the image of generosity. True spirituality means God has given us something we didn’t deserve that we, in turn, authentically offer to others in a spirit of generosity.”--Glen Schmucker

2nd Opinion: It’s looking a lot like ... Advent

In early October when I made a quick stop in a local discount store, I couldn’t help but notice the strange combination of products in the promotional section near the front of the store.

IN FOCUS: Offering hope for a new decade

Time magazine describes this past 10 years as “The Decade from Hell” in its Dec. 7 cover story. Where were Texas Baptists?

RIGHT or WRONG? The Sabbath

Many leadership programs create the tyranny of the urgent.  What does the concept of Sabbath mean in this context?

DOWN HOME: Anticipating Christmas

Here’s the hardest part about these weeks leading up to Christmas: Anticipation.


"Of all the altar calls in all the aisles of all the churches in all the world, you had to walk down mine."

Quotes in the News

“Our concern … is with the ‘symbol’ of torture. We're very concerned about America’s image.”--Richard Killmer

IN FOCUS: Modeling innovation, harmony & focus

Texas Baptists met together in Houston for our 124th annual meeting.

RIGHT or WRONG? Hosting Thanksgiving

My mother-in-law died two weeks ago. Her children typically met at her house for Thanksgiving. Still grieving, the siblings are unable to plan the holiday. As the oldest daughter-in-law, I am going to offer our home as the gathering place. I think I can help them during this time. Does this sound intrusive?

DOWN HOME: When identifying goo, ask the guy

A great marriage is kinda like your freezer: Never know what you’ll find, but it’s typically surprising and often delightful.

Opinion: The Fort Hood tragedy and radical Islam

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged attacker in the Ft. Hood shootings, was a devoted Muslim. Was he a terrorist? Why is this issue so crucial for our nation?


“Here’s the state-of-the-art gym. Here’s the coffee bar and Internet café. Oh, yeah, and this little thing over here is the new sanctuary.”

2nd Opinion: Emerging church: Threat or ally?

The tsunami of change that struck the Western world in the 20th century permanently altered the cultural landscape. The emerging church addresses this postmodern context. Most Baptists will have to jettison some modernist baggage—but not their core Baptist identity—to stay afloat in the new era.

IN FOCUS: Response to God: ‘Here am I. Send me’

As we gather in Houston this week for our annual meeting, remember the grieving families in Ft. Hood, and remember that we, too, have a mission.

Quotes in the News

“There’s a lot of actors in need of prayers. And I’m one of them.”--Anthony Michael Hall
Care to comment?

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , our editor.
Maximum length for publication is 250 words.
The Baptist Standard is supported by donors, subscribers and advertisers.

Connect with the Baptist Standard

Facebook  Twitter  Google+  RSS

About These Ads
About These Ads

More News

Design & Development by Toolbox Studios