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

RIGHT or WRONG? Going green

When I tried to start a recycling program at our church, I heard comments like, “Are you some kind of tree hugger?” or “This ‘green’ approach sounds like hippie stuff from the ’60s.” So, how can I get our church to do the right thing, even when some members oppose it?

DOWN HOME: Time traveling across generations

The aged photograph must be magnetized. It keeps pulling me back to gaze into an instant—a fraction of a second—sliced and preserved from a morning 82 autumns ago.


Cartoon: I just had my pacemaker adjusted...

DOWN HOME: Unintention & oscillation

Sometimes, the Law of Unintended Consequences smacks you upside the head.

IN FOCUS: Why do we need a state convention?

In a few days, messengers will gather in Houston from across Texas for our annual meeting. As we approach this time together, we should ask ourselves, “What is the primary purpose of Texas Baptists?” My answer is to reach Texas for Christ.

Quotes in the News

"All of God’s children need to be covered."--Jim Wallis
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