Thailand: The hope of Christ

Thailand: The hope of Christ

Student Missions Blog: My team and I sought to share hope with Thai university students early this summer. We used teaching English to build relationships and share the gospel. We had spiritual conversations with about 50 people over just three weeks.

New York: Earning trust in unfamiliar territory

New York: Earning trust in unfamiliar territory

Student Missions Blog: Bushwick is a 2-square-mile-wide neighborhood in Brooklyn that is home to 140,000 people. It is filled with art, culture and a great need for God.


Letters: Confederate flag, Old North/Union Church, awakening

This week's letters focus on the Confederate battle flag, the name of a church and the Southern Baptist Convention's plea for "awakening"

Taiwan: First exposure to the gospel

Taiwan: First exposure to the gospel

Student Missions Blog: When I came to Taiwan, an open country with established ministry operations, I didn't think I would be blessed to be part of the first experience someone has with Christianity. 


Guest editorial: “We’re just not ready yet”

Texas Baptists have made "strong and hopeful strides" regarding women in ministry. But churches can and must do better.


Editorial: CBF leans into founding principle toward confounding decision

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will use a new deliberative process as it takes on an extremely difficult denominational challenge—deciding where it stands on the LGBTQ issue.


René Maciel: A soldier, teacher, pastor, dad

BGCT President René Maciel celebrates the life of a soldier, teacher, pastor and dad—his father, Eleazar Maciel.

California: Be still and know that God will be exalted

California: Be still and know God will be exalted

Student Missions Blog: I came to California not knowing what to expect but knowing that I need to be obedient to the call of making disciples among all the nations.

Arizona: What Muslim means to me

Arizona: What Muslim means to me

Student Missions Blog: The word “Muslim,” especially in our immediate American context, bears an undeserved load.


Commentary: Can we get a “shut up” from the congregation?

The so-called “Baptist” pastors who spread hate over LGBT issues “have as much business being pastors as I do being a neurosurgeon,” says columnist Jon Mark Beilue. (Amarillo Globe-News)


2nd Opinion: Eight rules for the Age of Trump

Religious Americans—conservatives and liberals alike—need new guidelines for practicing faith in today’s public square. (Huffington Post)

Oregon: Defining ‘work’

Oregon: Defining ‘work’

Student Missions Blog: I am always on the clock with my students. I travel, eat, feel pain and live life with them every day.

Greece: Breaking fast with Muslim refugees

Greece: Breaking fast with Muslim refugees

Student Missions Blog: Even the family members who didn’t practice Ramadan weren’t allowed eat with them, but they invited us—a couple of Christians—to dine. It was such an honor and an experience I never will forget. But at the same time, it broke my heart.


Editorial: Kids count; let’s serve and save them

The 2016 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation documents how desperately Texas children need Baptists' help.


Guest editorial: On race, SBC must move from gestures to action

Without moral clarity and leadership on substantive issues that matter deeply to African-Americans and other minorities, the Southern Baptist Convention’s awakened conscience will start to ring hollow.


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