2nd Opinion: Technology can help or hurt church

Technology can enhance life. But failure to balance social networking with human interaction can present a stumbling block in ministry.

IN FOCUS: Living the dream or dream-maker?

God’s blessings are to be shared with people all over the world, and it is more important to be dream makers than to be living the dream ourselves.

Quotes in the News

“Self-sufficiency is spiritual suicide." --Jim Denison

Reading the Culture: China, America and the gospel

There is a remarkable window of opportunity for Christian expansion in China today. Some missiologists believe there are 100,000 conversions there every day.

RIGHT or WRONG? Oil-spill outrage

As crude oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, everyone seemed to focus more on finger-pointing than on taking responsibility and finding solutions to the disaster. Where can a citizen lodge a legal complaint that would bring damage-control to bear upon a situation like this?

DOWN HOME: 60 seconds that changed my life

Running has kept me healthy. Many times, it’s kept me sane. It all started at a defining moment in seventh grade.

Quotes in the News

“Demons aren’t lazy. Christians are.” --Pastor Donald Crosby

2nd Opinion: The great passage of Genevieve

As I reflected on what transpired in the moments before and after her death, Genevieve seemed like so much more than “just” a dog. She was, like her eyes, soulful. C.S. Lewis pondered aloud about such “soulish” creatures and whether they, like us, live on in the hereafter.

IN FOCUS: Starting churches is a BGCT priority

The Southern Baptist North American Mission Board recently honored Texas Baptists for starting more congregations in 2009 than any other state group. This was the second year in a row the BGCT led all state conventions in church starts and the third year out of the last four.


Following a recent service at our church, a visitor tripped over a curb. She maintained to people around her that she was all right but then asked for an ambulance to carry her two and a half blocks to the hospital. By the late afternoon, she was asking for money from the church to cover personal expenses. What should we do?

DOWN HOME: Sonogram says: Things are changin’

Not only will Jo and I figure out how to be grandparents. But we’ll also figure out how to relate to a little manchild.

Separation of Church and State: A Value Worth Preserving

When any group attains a majority, there is a temptation to blur the line of separation of church and state when it is favorable to them. However, in order to protect the free exercise of religion for all, the rights of the minority must be preserved.

Quotes in the News

“Our faith motivates and inspires us, but we do not proselytize.” --Dirk Frans


Recount your blessings.

2nd Opinion: Missions gain 21st-century faces

The Global Mission Leadership initiative by the Baylor School of Social Work, with Jennifer Smyer as the director, is enabling a different way of thinking and doing global missions.
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