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RIGHT or WRONG? Bio-ethics

As medicine implements stem-cell research, genetic engineering and other scientific achievements, are we violating the created will of God?
       

DOWN HOME: Pondering Popo, but looking ahead

Popo’s been on my mind all week. I always think about Mother’s father a lot this time of year. His birth day was Aug. 2—the same day as this edition of the Baptist Standard—104 years ago.
       

Commentary: Religion and Foreign Policy

Once considered a private matter by western policymakers, religion is now playing an increasingly influential role – both positive and negative – in the public sphere.
       

Cartoon

“About the fruit of the Spirit: Does a raspberry from sliding into second count?"
       

2nd Opinion: Bigger barns & mega-churches

How can we justify multi-million-dollar fund-raising campaigns for mega-churches when on any given day, 79,000 people in Texas live on the streets?
       

IN FOCUS: God listens for our cries for revival

Revival does not come through the courts, or the state house, or Wall Street, or public schools. It comes when God’s people get right with him.
       

Quotes in the News

“If the new conservative coalition is going to be a governing coalition, it’s going to have to have a significant number of Hispanics in it." -- Richard Land
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Repenting of racism

How can our church correct a long-standing issue of racial prejudice?
       

DOWN HOME: Precious sound: tiny heartbeat

I predict Jo and I will feel like we’re ready to be grandparents by the time she or he enters this world.
       

Comment: Just like corporate America

The administration of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary notified all retirees their health insurance would be cancelled on July 31. “Shocking” is not too strong a word to describe the impact this action has had on the Seniors of Southwestern.
       

Why is change so difficult?

Change is difficult for people in most walks of life as well as for companies, governments and organizations such as nonprofits and churches.
       

Reading the Culture: Except when Thomas Jefferson dined alone

Reflections on Thomas Jefferson and the importance of maintaining a free church in a free state.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Early retirement

Shouldn’t people consider more than money when they think about retiring?
       

OPINION: Baptists shouldn’t take religious freedom for granted

If we fail to exercise our freedom responsibly or lose sight of the importance of having a government that is neutral toward religion, we can hardly claim the mantle of those Baptist heroes whose stories we love to tell.
       

IN FOCUS: Is this a post-denominational world?

We live in an increasingly secular world. Yet observing God at work in new and meaningful ways among our family reminds us we face unprecedented opportunities.
       
 
 
 
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