In moments of doubt and despair, our hearts must return to the truth that our identity is in Jesus. We are sons and daughters of the King, who are loved and with whom our Father is well-pleased.
03/29/2017 - By Marv Knox
Assuming things are dire when they really are going well sabotages our witness to the world and insults the work of the God who continues to add to our numbers daily.
03/22/2017 - By Marv Knox
If we will give up our thoughts and our ways that take us away from creation as God intended it, and if we will accept God’s thoughts and ways, God will make us new again.
Every woman and girl should know the men in our congregations are “the men on bicycles”—protective, pure, faithful and courageous.
03/15/2017 - By Marv Knox
What causes a congregation to seem negative during decline and exciting during revitalization? Ross Shelton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Brenham, offers some answers.
Faith does not always lead us to victorious living or our best life now. Our better life is not promised here. What is promised here is joy, hope and love in the midst of our wandering.
May the church cease to be known as anything other than the people of God’s presence.
Does God have a unique assignment for the contrarians in every church? Maybe they’re there to convict everyone else’s conscience.
03/08/2017 - By Marv Knox
How many families with special needs and how many senior adults are not involved in your church’s ministry because your physical space will not accommodate them?
Honest, genuine grief is an appropriate response to the division within the Baptist General Convention of Texas regarding response to churches that welcome and affirm LGBT members.
African-Americans still are “biting at the bits” to secure their place and receive acknowledgment for their sound contributions to U.S. history. Harriet Tubman’s placement on the $20 bill may mark the wave of a turning tide.
03/01/2017 - By Marv Knox
The church constantly talks about being counter-cultural, and there is no greater way to be counter-cultural in this day and age than to be civil, kind and generous.