Cartoon: Energy Drink

Cartoon: “Fess up. Did you put an ‘energy drink’ in the communion cups again?”

Quotes in the news

“The relationships that are being built mean everything. ... When an evangelical Christian gets to know a Muslim, the whole defense of Islam has stepped up to a higher level because ... you’re no longer talking about a religion. You’re talking about my friend.” --Joel Hunter

2nd Opinion: True value: Freedom of conscience

David Gushee says freedom of conscience is a sacred value that easily disappears if not protected vigilantly.

IN FOCUS: Do we really mean, ‘Come as you are’?

Unfortunately, some of the negative impressions outsiders have of Baptists come from listening to our conversations and watching our lives.

RIGHT or WRONG? Earth-friendly

How can I teach my children to be more earth-friendly?

DOWN HOME: Sometimes fear can teach you a lesson

For a second, I experienced a clear and present fear: “You’re the King of Doofuses. You’re about to turn this jet ski over on top of yourself."


“Because of the drought, we recommend placing an extra brick in the baptistry and only baptize on odd-numbered Sundays.”

2nd Opinion: Ready or not, change is coming

Change means different things to different people. And change is a part of life.

IN FOCUS: Texas Baptists & sexual ethics

Recently, the issue of homosexuality has reappeared, and questions are asked about the position of the Baptist General Convention of Texas related to this issue.

Quotes in the News

“But for a deep-seated belief in God and firearms, this country would not be here today.” -- Ken Pagano

RIGHT or WRONG? The 'call of God'

How do we present the mandate to hear and follow the call of God, particularly to young Christians?

DOWN HOME: Everybody here just lost a friend

Joanna called with the news that our friend David Pearson died early this morning. David made our church, First Baptist in Lewisville, so much more like Jesus intended it to be.

Commentary: Disappointing disfellowship of Broadway

Baptists have always located spiritual authority within the individual congregation. Baptist polity has always moved from the bottom up—never from the top down. Until now.

2nd Opinion: Personal fantasy vs. God’s vision

As you pursue your godly vision, you will experience great joy. You never will have needs God fails to meet.

DOWN HOME: Life is fabulous down at the beach

Waking up is infinitely easier when sunlight fills a room than when a radio blares in your ear.
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