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?

DOWN HOME: Simply divine: a summer sandwich

This just in from the Simple Pleasures Department: For summertime eating, you can’t beat a pimento cheese sandwich topped with fresh tomato slices.


Cartoon: Energy Drink

Cartoon: “Fess up. Did you put an ‘energy drink’ in the communion cups again?”

Quotes in the news

“The relationships that are being built mean everything. ... When an evangelical Christian gets to know a Muslim, the whole defense of Islam has stepped up to a higher level because ... you’re no longer talking about a religion. You’re talking about my friend.” --Joel Hunter

2nd Opinion: True value: Freedom of conscience

David Gushee says freedom of conscience is a sacred value that easily disappears if not protected vigilantly.

IN FOCUS: Do we really mean, ‘Come as you are’?

Unfortunately, some of the negative impressions outsiders have of Baptists come from listening to our conversations and watching our lives.
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