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.
By Maurice Mondengo
Surprise as a metaphor for God’s response to all Earth’s heartache. God sprung a surprise on the whole world that first Christmas.
By Marv Knox, Editor, Baptist Standard
Although we definitely are not living in the worst of times, we certainly are experiencing the toughest economy in recent years. Challenging times can fortify our faith, strengthen our character and deepen our resolve.
By Barry Howard, First Baptist Church, Pensacola, Fla
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.
By Bill Crittenden, Houston
What does the Bible mean when it tells us to pray for those in authority?
By Alan Stanford, The Church at Clarendon
"When will North American Christians decide that what they consider essential for their families is essential for all?” –Kay Warren
By Staff, Baptist Standard
During Advent, it is appropriate to use the fish symbol as a Chrismon on our church’s Chrismon tree, since the fish was one of the most important symbols of Christ to the early Christians.
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.
By Randel Everett, BGCT Executive Director
A close call on icy roads emphasized the meaning of Christmas and family and home.
The nation with financial fears plus the hurts of war must not turn from Christmas.
By BO Baker, retired pastor, McKinney
Together, we’re taking on Texas Hope 2010, a campaign to (a) share the hope of Christ with all Texans in their own language and context and (b) ensure that no Texan goes to bed hungry. We intend to do this by Easter 2010.
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?
By David Morgan, Trinity Baptist Church, Harker Heigh