Quotes in the News

“When we lose our golf ball in the weeds, we go looking for it. When we lose our soul in the weeds, God comes looking for us.” --Jim Denison

RIGHT or WRONG? Fair pay

Many Christian institutions provide comparatively low pay and relatively weak benefits but still advertise for positions with the phrase “enjoy working in a Christian atmosphere.” Isn’t this hypocritical?

2nd Opinion: Last & most persistent temptation

Christ's temptation was to live a normal life instead of going to the Cross.

DOWN HOME: Grasslands run: Invigorating misery

“Well, this is the most memorable half marathon I’ve ever run,” my buddy Peter said, somewhere around the nine- or 10-mile point of the Grasslands Half Marathon. Understatement.


Cartoon: Donkey observations

2nd Opinion: See Jesus in people who know him

I’ve learned the best way to see Jesus is in the people who know him.

IN FOCUS: Where is God in our times of crisis?

I recently participated in a worship service at a Baptist World Alliance meeting where we received direct reports about the devastation of Haiti and Chile following the destructive earthquakes.

Quotes in the news

“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.


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.
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