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Opinion: Celebrities and saints

Three Cups of TeaAmericans’ obsession with celebrities seems inexhaustible. But the stories of Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber and nurse, and American journalist David Oliver Relin illustrate the difference between celebrity and saint.

       

Quotes in the News

“The universe is 17.3 billion years old, and evolution is established as scientific fact. Scientists dislike doubt about scientific truth. Studying natural science doesn’t take anything away from God. Christians believe faith was induced by revelation from God, and I also believe the Bible is fundamentally the answer to a full life.” --Daniel W. Foster
       

2nd Opinion: Christians’ song for a broken world

When Jesus stood in the valley and taught his disciples, he stood among many who were sick and lost and troubled by evil spirits. He called them “blessed.”  To the winners in life, he said, “Woe to you." North Americq should take notice.
       

IN FOCUS: The Macedonians were liberals

The Apostle Paul called the Macedonians liberals. He was not referring to their view of Scripture. They were liberals in their generosity.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Painful church experience

A Barna survey revealed an extraordinary percentage of Americans no longer attend church because of some painful experience. What has happened to cause the place identified as “a hospital for sinners” or put forward as “sanctuary” to be avoided by so many people? What can we do?
       

DOWN HOME: No pie, low score; still a great trip

Knowledgeable fans don’t associate “defensive powerhouse” with “six-man football.” But we managed to choose a defensive donnybrook for our Second Annual Six-Man Football Outing.
       

Quotes in the News

“All the recent attention to bullying helped us realize we need to equip kids to live out biblical tolerance and grace while treating their neighbors as they’d like to be treated, whether they agree with them or not.” --Alan Chambers
       

2nd Opinion: Rangers teach lessons to church

The Texas Rangers won the American League pennant and played in the World Series for the first time in franchise history. The temptation is too strong to pass on the opportunity to share some things the Rangers could teach the church.
       

IN FOCUS: What an event, down in the Valley

Those who showed up in McAllen and experienced the Valley hospitality, the dynamic worship, the moving ministry experiences and the warm fellowship will thank God for this memorable time.
       

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?
       
 
 
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