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RIGHT or WRONG? Ethical guidelines

Some people act as if the Ten Commandments were the only ethical guidelines in the Old Testament. Aren’t ethical values stated in other ways in the Old Testament?
       

DOWN HOME: Heaven is louder, funnier, happier

Irreplaceable. That’s the first word that came to mind when my friend David notified me Bill Wright died.
       

Cartoon: What’s in a name?

Cartoon: What’s in a name?
       

2nd Opinion: ‘What I know 6 months out’

I have reassured myself in the six months since the death of my daughter, Maggie Lee, that although I have no idea what I will do without her, I honestly didn’t know what to do with her when she first arrived, either.
       

IN FOCUS: Mission Arlington embodies Texas Hope

I recently made a trip to Mission Arlington/Metroplex. I was amazed by what I saw.
       

Quotes in the News

“Knowing that if God is outside time and I am inside time, that puts some severe limitations on my ability to crack all the codes." --Matt Chandler
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Evaluating a pastor

Some people in our church judge our pastor exclusively by how well he visits the hospital. Shouldn’t the criteria for evaluating a pastor’s effectiveness be broader?
       

DOWN HOME: Not what she says; how she says it

One of the great things about a long marriage is that, even over the telephone, a husband can tell when his wife is smiling.
       

Quotes in the News

“Especially when religious leaders are confronted with temptation or seduction, it is the responsibility of that leader to hold the line. They must model how to care for others. They should never take advantage of another’s neediness or vulnerability.”  --Diana Garland
       

Reading the Culture: The next population bomb?

Europe and North America are aging and becoming less significant for the global economy while the developing world is growing at unprecedented rates. Need-centered ministries in the world’s largest cities and Muslim populations will be even more critical in the coming decades.
       

2nd Opinion: Imagine a bucket list for believers

The book 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven offers a bucket list of inspirational and life-affirming things to do for believers.
       

IN FOCUS: Step up to provide hope for Haiti

These past weeks have been heart-wrenching as we have watched the events of the unprecedented tragedy in Haiti unfold.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Racism against Native American

As I’ve come to know Native Americans across my state, I’ve realized they suffer from racism that is as extreme as any I know. How can this be addressed?
       

DOWN HOME: The dad can only do part of the job

The problem with a daughter asking her dad to perform her wedding is figuring out who the excited couple will see for marriage counseling.
       

Lessons learned from a visit to a retirement center

Here I was, my 21 years of age against her 95, and I suddenly got the feeling that maybe I didn’t know as much as I thought I did after all.
       
 
 
 
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