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STCHM: Oceans in South Texas

Student Missions Blog: Six months ago, I sang the song “Oceans” at Go Now Discovery Weekend, begging God to take me out of my comfort zone. As a summer worker at the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries in Pettus, I discovered my own ocean in a town of 1,700 people.

Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Editorial: Faith, culture & critical thinking

Do we go too easy on each other in Sunday school? This question played in my mind as I read a fascinating article in The Atlantic Monthly, “The Coddling of the American Mind.”

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NYC: Shopping prompts spiritual conversations

Student Missions Blog: Early in the summer, my biggest preoccupation was figuring out how to start a conversation. Looking back at my doubts and questions, I have learned that sharing the love of Jesus is one of the easiest things to do.

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Alaska: Precious memories

Student Missions Blog: Trying to pick one story from this summer has proven to be a difficult task. It’s not because there are none that stick out to me, but because the most meaningful stories are the little glimpses of love I saw throughout the summer:

Letters: Baylor’s name & student welfare

Letters: Baylor’s name & student welfare

'The first priority must be the safety and welfare of Baylor students, regardless of any harm that may come to Baylor's good name.'

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New York: Stopping to learn one homeless man’s story

Student Missions Blog: Working in New York City has been a challenge and a blessing. God has been at work—from the little children I have worked with, to the homeless man I shared a conversation and a bottle of water with.

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Mission Arlington: The excitement of discovery

Student Missions Blog: It was one of our rougher apartment complexes. I had been warned the kids typically were loud, disrespectful and disobedient. It was my first week teaching them, and I was a little nervous.

Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: School days

On the first day of school, girls and boys feel excited butterflies, and parents say goodbye with misty eyes. Most importantly, educators still make a difference.

2nd Opinion: Anti-gambling archives a treasure trove of wisdom

2nd Opinion: Anti-gambling archives a treasure trove of wisdom

The anti-gambling movement has made peace with being perpetually broke. We have figured out how to do more with less, and it’s always been a labor of love.

Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: The rhythms of life

We serve a God who appreciates rhythm. He has placed an obvious rhythm to our lives, and with it come many blessings.

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Oregon: Beauty and pain on display

Student Missions Blog: Most of the world is asleep at 4 a.m.. I am normally asleep at that time, but not one recent morning. I sat on the top of a mountain, shivering from head to toe, and waiting for the sun to rise.

Editorial: Why don’t we talk about failure?

Editorial: Why don’t we talk about failure?

The experience of a secular company that delivers talks about failure could provide a great template for churches willing to feature transparency and vulnerability along a path to hope and healing.

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Thailand: Lessons of love and light from a dark place

Student Missions Blog: My last month is Bangkok was a tough one, but it was so good. I have learned so much about God’s character in the time that I was in Thailand, and this last month really helped me put all my thoughts together.

 
 
 
 
 
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