Quotes in the News

“If you saw a woman struck by a car, would you call an ambulance right away? Or would you first ask for her papers to make sure she was not an illegal immigrant?”--E.J. Dionne

Cartoon: Googling sins

Cartoon: “My Internet search came up empty. I’m seeking forgiveness.”

2nd Opinion: Globalism & the future of Baptists

Baptist globalism is nothing new. It began when William Carey and his family landed in India in 1793.

IN FOCUS: Acts 1:8 world is messy and dynamic

The world of 2009 is quite different from 1985. Shouldn’t we be thinking of new and innovative ways to fulfill the Great Commission?

RIGHT or WRONG? Workplace guidelines

Are workplace guidelines legal, ethical or both-and?

DOWN HOME: Watching our kids change our world

We crouched behind bushes in front of Pat Neff Hall.  We were waiting for our children to stroll up the sidewalk. Waiting for a moment that would change all our lives.

Cartoon: spooky

2nd Opinion: Missio-zippie Christians step up

Bill O’Brien says the age of mission is not over. But the style and method of missions is forever changed.

IN FOCUS: Good news for prisoners in Texas

As part of the City Reach initiative, the BGCT is partnering with Bill Glass Champions for Life to bring prominent sports figures to area prisons to meet with and minister to prisoners.

Quotes in the News

“If you have been gay your whole life and feel that that’s the way God made you, God bless you. But I would still say that that doesn’t mean you should act on that."--Timothy Dolan

RIGHT or WRONG? Extravagant weddings

Each wedding at our church seems more ostentatious than the last. Brides’ and grooms’ families spend an extraordinary amount of money. How can these displays be reined in and more attention focused on two lives coming together?

DOWN HOME: Sage advice from a pigskin prophet

I’ve seen the spirit of individualism infect our churches and our convention. People talk more about “I” than “we.” Preachers focus on “you” instead of “us.”


Quotes in the News

“A lack of respect and civility in our discourse undermines our ability as a nation to solve our problems—and we have quite a lot of them at the moment.” --Richard Stengel

2nd Opinion: Billboard propaganda violates truth

For the next several months, people on the roads of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in Florida will rumble past billboard ads making false claims and misleading assertions about our country’s history and commitment to religious freedom. One ad even fabricates a comment from the first president of the United States.
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