RIGHT or WRONG? Helping the needy

My pastor tells me that, with the downturn in the economy, more people are requesting assistance from our church. We have limited funds. What can we do?

Nigeria: The Problem of Religious Strife in Africa’s Largest Nation

In a commentary from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Center for Religious Liberty, Associate Director J. David Holcomb notes that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has named Nigeria as a “countries of particular concern” in the area of religious rights for the first time.

Cartoon: Spiritual bailout

Cartoon: “God’s forgiveness of sins ... is that like a spiritual bailout program?”

2nd Opinion: Survey’s implications for education

The new American Religious Identification Survey, sponsored by Trinity College, reveals interesting facts that could impact religiously affiliated American universities, including Baptist schools, in coming years.

IN FOCUS: So, just what exactly is the BGCT?

What exactly is the Baptist General Convention of Texas? That is a question I have been asked several times since coming to work for the convention six months ago.

Quotes in the news: Gay marriage

"The issue of gay marriage and the arguments for it are surprising when you first hear them."

RIGHT or WRONG: The 'Baptist' name

Why should we keep using the name “Baptist” since it is so divisive and detrimental to the cause of Christ?

DOWN HOME: No link between eyes & hands

Marv confesses he has no eye-hand coordination.

Cartoon: "I twitter"

Cartoon: "I twitter"

2nd Opinion: Handicapping the religious players

James A. Rudin, the American Jewish Committee’s senior interreligious adviser, evaluates the current strengths and weaknesses of America's various religious "teams."

IN FOCUS: Living sacrifices inspire faithfulness

The deaths of two prominent Baptist General Convention of Texas leaders in the past few weeks remind us of our indebtedness to those who have served faithfully as living sacrifices.

Quotes in the news

“For us to have such resources in our hands and not be willing to lend them to the extreme poor of the world is a sin.” --Rick McClatchy.

RIGHT or WRONG? Monitoring e-mail

A friend of mine recently was terminated from his job. In the exit interview, he was accused of misusing company e-mail by the way he identified some of his co-workers and supervisor. Isn’t this an issue of improper surveillance of an employee?

DOWN HOME: Welcome, friends, to graduation

Marv will be humming “Pomp and Circumstance” for weeks after he sits through three family commencement exercises.

Opinion: The Pew torture poll: A lament before Jesus Christ

Everyone seems to be talking about the poll put out last week by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. They found that 62% of white evangelical Protestants believe “the use of torture against suspected terrorists to gain important information” to be often or sometimes justified. Only 16% of this group believes torture is never justified. 
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