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2nd Opinion: Where in the world is paradise?

Cozumel, Mexico, may look like paradise. But a hurricane can remind residents they're still subject to the cares and woes of this world.

DOWN HOME: Take a muddy ride down life’s road

With water always in short supply across Texas, why do I have such a hard time driving to church without messing up my car?

IN FOCUS: Where do your cooperative funds go?

The Cooperative Program gifts from our churches provide the financial foundation for everything the BGCT does.

Quotes in the news

 David Gushee pronounces "anathema" on churches that support the U.S. torture policy.

RIGHT or WRONG? Helping the needy

My pastor tells me that, with the downturn in the economy, more people are requesting assistance from our church. We have limited funds. What can we do?

Nigeria: The Problem of Religious Strife in Africa’s Largest Nation

In a commentary from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Center for Religious Liberty, Associate Director J. David Holcomb notes that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has named Nigeria as a “countries of particular concern” in the area of religious rights for the first time.

Cartoon: Spiritual bailout

Cartoon: “God’s forgiveness of sins ... is that like a spiritual bailout program?”

2nd Opinion: Survey’s implications for education

The new American Religious Identification Survey, sponsored by Trinity College, reveals interesting facts that could impact religiously affiliated American universities, including Baptist schools, in coming years.

IN FOCUS: So, just what exactly is the BGCT?

What exactly is the Baptist General Convention of Texas? That is a question I have been asked several times since coming to work for the convention six months ago.

Quotes in the news: Gay marriage

"The issue of gay marriage and the arguments for it are surprising when you first hear them."

RIGHT or WRONG: The 'Baptist' name

Why should we keep using the name “Baptist” since it is so divisive and detrimental to the cause of Christ?

DOWN HOME: No link between eyes & hands

Marv confesses he has no eye-hand coordination.

Cartoon: "I twitter"

Cartoon: "I twitter"

2nd Opinion: Handicapping the religious players

James A. Rudin, the American Jewish Committee’s senior interreligious adviser, evaluates the current strengths and weaknesses of America's various religious "teams."

IN FOCUS: Living sacrifices inspire faithfulness

The deaths of two prominent Baptist General Convention of Texas leaders in the past few weeks remind us of our indebtedness to those who have served faithfully as living sacrifices.
 
 
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