Quotes in the News

"Don’t let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is. ..."--Gov. Sarah Palin

RIGHT or WRONG? Women in ministry

I have trouble with women in ministry. A friend of mine said the practice is not new, though. I say it is. Who’s right?

DOWN HOME: Catholics, donuts & one deadly sin

Contemplating coffee, donuts and the Seven Deadly Sins.

IN FOCUS: Epic election, significant name change

Even though we continue to have significant political differences as a country, we all should be grateful for this momentous milestone.

Quotes in the News

"We kept the faith."--Walter Fauntroy

RIGHT or WRONG? Staff termination

Does a fired church staff member have legal recourse?

Opinion: Regardless of politics, a reason for America to rejoice

Nov. 5, 2008, was the most improbable day of my 34-year-old life. The unlikely elevation of an African American to the presidency is just the latest episode in what the president-elect himself has called "the unlikely story that is America."

DOWN HOME: A long road trip & deep gratitude

According to MapQuest, 573.17 miles separate my home in Coppell from the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Funny, but it only seems like 570.

IN FOCUS: Pray for ‘something transformational’

As we gather in Fort Worth for our 2008 Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting Nov. 10-11, let’s pray God will give us a dream as big as the needs of Texas.

Quotes in the news

“We weren’t trying to pick a fight. We just did a story on a ... trend in a lot of churches.”--Teresa Hairston

RIGHT or WRONG? Extent of the pastoral call

A little graceful clarification can be helpful in avoiding conflict between a pastor and his congregation.

2nd Opinion: God transcends political parties

God is not a Republican, nor a Democrat. In fact, God is the consummate independent.

Second Opinion: How to bring change to America

Vote wisely, vote your Christian conscience, and if you are involved in politics, serve wisely and sincerely. But remember that we can far more substantially change America by sharing the hope of Christ and by loving our neighbors as ourselves.

DOWN HOME: Hard lesson learned from an old laptop

After my new iphone started working like a phone-directory-calendar, I got greedy. I wanted my tunes in there, too. That's when the trouble started.

In Focus: Toughest job in the whole church

As a pastor and a son of a pastor, I believe the most difficult role in the church is the pastor’s wife.
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