RIGHT or WRONG? Denominational loyalty

I’m watching friends who graduated from Baptist seminaries change denominations. I’m beginning to think they are no different than politicians who change political party affiliations to get re-elected. What is the appropriate sense of denominational loyalty these days?

IN FOCUS: Is God calling you to be a missionary?

If we are going to be Acts 1:8 Christ-followers who are witnesses to our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth, then many of our folks must be willing to be missionaries.

2nd Opinion: Congregations need a sanctuary

What has happened to reverence for God and respect for the sanctuary of God?


The phrase “out-foxed” is coined.


Quotes in the News

“Saying this year’s increase in baptisms is good news is like bragging your state moved from the 47th to 46th state in educational achievement. It’s better, but it’s not time for a parade.” --Ed Stetzer

DOWN HOME: Summer reminds us of you-know-what

Let the griping commence: Looks like this summer’s going to be hotter than Satan’s pitchfork.

Opinion: The Texas textbook war in historical context

The latest skirmish in white Southern religion’s war against history recently reached its climax in Texas. As has often been the case since the antebellum era, cultural religion won and American history lost.


The phrase "Tastes just like chicken" is born.

2nd Opinion: Desperately seeking home & rest

Lord Byron needed to understand Psalm 90:1: “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.”

IN FOCUS: What will it take to reach Texas?

Looking back on Texas Hope 2010, we recognize the most effective way to reach our state for Christ is through the local church. Only the church has all the gifts of the Spirit needed to share the hope of Christ and nurture new believers to maturity.

Quotes in the News

“Orphans and vulnerable children are not a cause. They are a biblical and social mandate we can’t ignore." -- Rick Warren

RIGHT or WRONG? Christian leadership

I’ve talked with lots of friends who say their pastor operates in a heavy-handed, preacher-centered fashion. Just what are the New Testament marks of a Christian leader?

DOWN HOME: Calculating ‘wonderful’

Joanna and I will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary this week, but she says we’ve had 27 wonderful years of marriage.


An investment at the local sporting goods store could have paid big dividends for Jacob.

2nd Opinion: Faith on trial: What’s your verdict?

Many Christians around the world are on trial for their faith. The persecution of Christians in Islamic, communist and totalitarian lands is increasing at a frightening rate. Could a good case be made against you that you really are a Christian?
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