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“We know what it means to care for children through extended families. We are committed to work on behalf of those who are most vulnerable in the aftermath of this tragedy and to labor to help children know safety, security and nurturing care.” --David Goatley
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Strategic planning

In deacons’ meeting, our pastor suggested strategic planning for our congregation. He received responses like, “We’ve never done that” and “Seems like a waste of time and energy.” Not only did this affect our pastor negatively, but I also think we are missing an opportunity. What do you think?
       

DOWN HOME: How to run a half marathon

Shame is a powerful motivator. That’s how I came to be shivering in the middle of Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth early on a frigid Saturday morning.
       

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All Peter's practice as a boy will one day pay off.
       

2nd Opinion: Are the best days behind us now?

The blindness of self-serving is rampant. Self-sacrifice and personal ethics give way to the smug pieties of religious ideology. I look for spine, like my grandfather had.
       

IN FOCUS: God will answer when his people pray

In the Old Testament, God is referred to as Father only 15 times. Yet Jesus addresses God as Father 170 times in the gospels.
       

Quotes in the News

“I've never met a person who intended to ruin his or her life. It's the tiny transgressions, the minor deceptions, the trivial decisions that start the slide into the swamp. If we turn down the lights slowly enough, our eyes adjust to the dark. So do our souls.” --Jim Denison
       

Reading the Culture: The logic of terrorism

Cross-cultural dialogue is essential for Christians concerned about the Muslim world.
       

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?
       
 
 
 
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