Opinion: On race, thoughtful analysis over hyperbole

This week, former President Jimmy Carter accused a wide swath of President Barack Obama’s critics of being driven by racism. His unfortunate criticism underscored that simplistic views on race are easily hurled into the public domain as a political weapon. But, as is most often the case with racial hyperbole, Carter’s words lacked thoughtful analysis.

Opinion: Respecting the presidency -- and our faith

When I was young, the mantra parents and teachers voiced to encourage students that anything was possible with enough work and focus on the task at hand was to say, “You could grow up to be president.”

Quotes in the News

“Bad times are good times for churches because people will turn to the Lord when things are going bad. When things are going great, they ignore God.”
Rick Warren
Author and megachurch pastor, addressing the General Council of the Assemblies of God (Charisma/RNS)

In Focus: Center encourages effective leadership

The Texas Baptist Center for Effective Leadership has been established to provide resources for pastors, church staffs and congregations in developing excellent leadership skills and practices.

Right or Wrong?: Religious liberty tied to ethical decision-making

I think religious liberty lies at the core of ethical decision-making, whether for an individual or a group.

Down Home: The 3rd toddler to live in our home

That toddler would be Topanga, the greatest dog in the world.

Quotes in the News

“Amnesty is what Jesus Christ gave us. So we should understand it is free of charge.”
Luis Cortes Jr.

2nd Opinion: Place Christ at the center of life

For the serious Christian, Christ always stands at the center of life. All situations and people are therefore encountered in him, through him and for him.

DOWN HOME: Football player evokes memories

A Perryton Ranger football doll evokes memories of determination and good times.

IN FOCUS: You may qualify for a free night at BGCT

The BGCT annual meeting will convene in Houston Nov. 16-17. Special rates are being offered at the Hyatt Regency Houston for certain groups of pastors and staff.

RIGHT OR WRONG: Partisanship and incivility

How can progress be made on the big problems of society if people treat one another so badly?

2nd Opinion: Profits at root of healthcare crisis

U.S. health care is a mess. Will a trillion dollars really make any difference? Tune in after the Congress returns from its August recess to find out.

IN FOCUS: Will hope overcome fear?

Will the hope of Christ that El Paso churches are sharing through Texas Hope 2010 spill over into Juarez?

Quotes in the News

"We deplore those interpreters of Islam and religious leaders who use a rhetoric that promotes a false sense of insecurity and paranoia in Muslim mobs."

RIGHT or WRONG? Transparency

Too much church business goes on behind closed doors. How can our church balance operating on a need-to-know basis and making the truth easily accessible for any church member?
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