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Commentary: Let us be the voice of the voiceless in the Congo

A Baptist pastor pleads for peace in the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has created hundreds of thousands of refugees.
       

The Coming of the New Ark to Jerusalem: A Christmas Story

When newly-pregnant Mary, the 14-year-old who was still virgin, traveled from Nazareth to the home of Zechariah and Elizabeth, who lived on the edge of Jerusalem, the incident was really the new coming of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem.
       

2nd Opinion: From Incarnation to 2nd Coming

The nation with financial fears plus the hurts of war must not turn from Christmas.
       

DOWN HOME: An icy Christmas not to be forgotten

A close call on icy roads emphasized the meaning of Christmas and family and home.
       

IN FOCUS: Key to success for TexasHope 2010

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let’s spend time with him in prayer and ask him to bring wildfires of revival across Texas.
       

Quotes in the News

"When will North American Christians decide that what they consider essential for their families is essential for all?”  --Kay Warren
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Prayer for the president

What does the Bible mean when it tells us to pray for those in authority?
       

Cartoon: The origin of Murphy's Law

Cartoon: The origin of Murphy's Law
       

2nd Opinion: Tough lessons for tough times

Perhaps God could teach us a few life-changing lessons during these tough times, lessons that will shape us into more responsible citizens, more respectable parents, more competent leaders, more productive workers and more effective servants than we’ve ever been before.
       

DOWN HOME: Mutual mall relief: Guys Go Here

Women, you know your right arm gets tired dragging your man from store to store; your voice hoarsens to a whisper from saying, “Just one more stop, I promise” over and over.
       

IN FOCUS: Bearing burdens for global Christians

Thanksgiving for a Christ follower is a way of life. Regardless of the Dow stock index, our cholesterol level or even national security, our hope must be in Christ.
       

Quotes in the News

“We believe God calls us to live in peace—and to oppose all those who would use his name to justify violence and murder.” --George W. Bush
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Building 'green'

We are in the beginning stages of adding on to our church building. Many members think we should “build green.” Can we base that sentiment on a Christian rationale?
       

2nd Opinion: Practice friendship as God’s gift

I wonder whether we’ve done the hard work of discerning what true friendship means.
       

DOWN HOME: Good conversation with a happy dog

When we visited the kennel, the breeder brought out Topanga and all her siblings. “This one,” she said, holding up our future dog, “thinks she’s a person.”
       
 
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