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Opinion: The future of American Christianity

Trinity College’s American Religious Identification Survey, released March 9, helps to clarify that recent budget cuts in Baptist life  dovetail with a broader fade of organized American Christianity.
       

Cartoon: First politically incorrect statement

Cartoon: The first politically incorrect statement
       

2nd Opinion: Press freedom a Baptist ‘trophy’

During the 400th anniversary of the origins of the Baptist tradition, let's not forget the reality of squeamishness and censorship.
       

Quotes in the news

“There are a lot of people on the lowest rung of Jacob’s Ladder, and we must somehow reach down, given them a hand, and make them want to climb.”--Dave Brubeck
       

RIGHT or WRONG? The worst '-ism'

Racism or sexism: Which is the more virulent “ism” in our society and churches?
       

DOWN HOME: No, I’m not a grandpaw

How a spelling error almost made Marv a grandpaw.
       

IN FOCUS: Drought, depression and our churches

Now is the time for Christ followers to reflect God’s hope and compassion that flows through the lives of believers to those in need.
       

RIGHT or WRONG: Poverty

More and more people are talking about dealing with global poverty through “micro-enterprises.” Is there any merit to these ideas for alleviating poverty?
       

IN FOCUS: Fast & pray in preparation for Easter

Thousands are already using Texas Hope 2010 Call to Prayer. This 30-day prayer guide incorporates Scripture, prayers and quotes from respected church leaders to help us focus our prayers. When a church uses this tool together, it can lead to a corporate awakening and empowerment.
       

Quotes in the News

“It’s not like we’re serving up margaritas. You can worship God wherever you’re at.”--Jamie Broadhead
       

DOWN HOME: Doggone infidelity & God’s jealousy

After Marv made friends with  a golden retriever puppy, would his own dog Topanga  be jealous?
       

Quotes in the News

“Marriage is not the completion of a journey to discover our perfect mate for life. Marriage is the opportunity, if not the commitment, to learn what it means to become the perfect mate.” --Glen Schmucker.
       

RIGHT or WRONG: Church marketing

Aren't strategy planning and marketing by a church just examples of crass worldliness?
       

2nd Opinion: Christ’s love among the ‘slumdogs’

Robbi Francovich, a former CBF missionary to India, reminds us that the world is "too big for anything but truth and too small for anything but love."

 

       

IN FOCUS: What a cooperative, faithful family

Spending time with the BGCT partners shows when we cooperate together, we can do so much more.
       
 
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