IN FOCUS: Fast & pray in preparation for Easter

Thousands are already using Texas Hope 2010 Call to Prayer. This 30-day prayer guide incorporates Scripture, prayers and quotes from respected church leaders to help us focus our prayers. When a church uses this tool together, it can lead to a corporate awakening and empowerment.

Quotes in the News

“It’s not like we’re serving up margaritas. You can worship God wherever you’re at.”--Jamie Broadhead

DOWN HOME: Doggone infidelity & God’s jealousy

After Marv made friends with  a golden retriever puppy, would his own dog Topanga  be jealous?

Quotes in the News

“Marriage is not the completion of a journey to discover our perfect mate for life. Marriage is the opportunity, if not the commitment, to learn what it means to become the perfect mate.” --Glen Schmucker.

RIGHT or WRONG: Church marketing

Aren't strategy planning and marketing by a church just examples of crass worldliness?

2nd Opinion: Christ’s love among the ‘slumdogs’

Robbi Francovich, a former CBF missionary to India, reminds us that the world is "too big for anything but truth and too small for anything but love."


IN FOCUS: What a cooperative, faithful family

Spending time with the BGCT partners shows when we cooperate together, we can do so much more.

DOWN HOME: Dumbness may be all spelled out

I’ll start with the embarrassing truth: I’m getting dumber.

2nd Opinion: Unemployed righteous are tempted

Rich Mussler's allegory warns of the temptations of the unemployed "righteous man."

Commentary: The inaugural mall

If you were among those on the National Mall in Washington, the inauguration was an experience of awakening.

DOWN HOME: Getting an earful from the doctor

Marv realizes he’ll have to live with the body—and the ears—the good Lord gave him.

IN FOCUS: Sharing the hope of Christ

The book Concentric Circles of Concern explains how to share the gospel within each of our  personal spheres of influence.

Quotes in the News

“In the words of Scripture, the time has come to ‘set aside childish things.’" --President Barak Obama

RIGHT or WRONG: What does integrity look like

What does integrity look like, so we can recognize it in candidates for our church?

2nd Opinion: Advice for a new year: Remember

Several historical milestones occurring in 2009 offer religious communities and their spiritual leaders some extraordinary teaching moments. These milestones demand attention within America’s churches, synagogues and mosques.
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