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DOWN HOME: The dad can only do part of the job

The problem with a daughter asking her dad to perform her wedding is figuring out who the excited couple will see for marriage counseling.
       

Lessons learned from a visit to a retirement center

Here I was, my 21 years of age against her 95, and I suddenly got the feeling that maybe I didn’t know as much as I thought I did after all.
       

Opinion: Don't call it an affair. Call it abuse of power

The murder trial of former pastor Matt Baker in Waco, Texas, last week was mesmerizing for many reasons. It involved sex, lies, premeditated murder, pornography and a clergy member. It should have been a work of fiction; it should never have happened in real life.
       

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What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate ...
       

Quotes in the News

“Christianity is a religion for sinners. It doesn’t encourage you to sin; it encourages you not to. But it provides a way of forgiveness and redemption. That’s what Tiger Woods, like many sinners, needs.” --Brit Hume
       

2nd Opinion: Finding a 3rd—Baptist—way ahead

I believe there is a path ahead for us that can learn from both Canterbury and Azusa Street but that reflects our own indigenous, organic history. It is a path that can mean a vibrant future for Baptists.
       

IN FOCUS: Are you ready for Resurrection Sunday?

These final few weeks of Texas Hope 2010 are the most important part of the mission. We should give it our best effort.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Ministry to immigrants

I tell our Sunday school class the stream of immigrants pouring into our city represents more of an opportunity than a challenge. What can we learn from them about doing mission with more integrity?
       

DOWN HOME: Unexpected sorrow relieved by faith

During the past few days, our family has experienced an unimaginable high and an almost-unbearable low: Lindsay lost her baby.
       

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.
       

Reading the Culture: Will America join the global awakening?

America can go the way of Europe. Or America can heed the call of God.
       

2nd Opinion: Thanksgiving: The opposite of faith

Why do we find it difficult to voice praise to God with any confidence for future blessings.
       

IN FOCUS: It’s time to change the conversation

The Global Language Monitor has announced “Twitter” is the top word for 2009. It is followed by “Obama,” “H1N1,” “stimulus” and “vampire.” The top phrases are “King of Pop,” “Obama-mania,” “climate change,” “swine flu” and “too large to fail.”
       

Quotes in the News

“Churches need to realize that kids are not the church of the future; they are the church of the present. The church is not merely to reach the adults, but to reach the entire body of Christ.”--Donald Ratcliff
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Emerging Church

Our church just hired a pastor who is young enough to be the child of many members. His language about “the emerging church,” “postmodernism” and “interfaith dialogue” distresses older members.
       
 
 
 
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