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UTA: Free coffee and Bibles

Student Missions Blog: Handing out flyers about our Bible study just didn’t seem effective, so we took a different approach. We offered free coffee and Bibles, and the outcome was encouraging.

Texas Baptist Voices

Jeff Johnson: Dancing ‘essentials’ apply to Texas Baptists

I have a confession to make before I sign off as Baptist General Convention of Texas president. I am not the preacher from the movie Footloose.

Guest Editorial: The Pope and his ‘magic wand’; Is he half-right?

Guest Editorial: The Pope and his ‘magic wand’; Is he half-right?

Pope Francis endorsed the Big Bang theory, but he could have been more biblical in describing the idea of an infinitesimal “singularity” as the beginning point for God’s creation.

Editorial: Texas should not put mentally ill man to death

Editorial: Texas should not put mentally ill man to death

A bunch of out-of-staters are trying to tell Texas what to do. We should listen to them.

Student Missions Blog

Houston: Growing to look more like Jesus

Student Missions Blog: I have begun to challenge the girls I am discipling by incorporating Scripture memory into our discipleship meetings.

UTD: Promoting prayer without ceasing

UTD: Promoting prayer without ceasing

Student Missions Blog: “What are three things you would want to first teach a new disciple of Christ?” Although the answers vary, the overwhelming response has been the importance of prayer.

Letters: Baylor can’t handle success

Letters: Baylor can’t handle success

Can Baylor University not handle success? In the past few months, the media has given Baylor more positive publicity than the university has ever gained.

Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Pray with expectation of blessing

This past week, I was honored to participate in the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer in Lampasas. The associational Woman’s Missionary Union invited me to open and close their meeting in prayer.

2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop trying so hard

2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop trying so hard

It happens almost every week: A parent or grandparent comes to me expressing sincere concern over their grown kid’s or grandkid’s lack of interest in the faith.

Right or Wrong? Sheet music copyright

Right or Wrong? Sheet music copyright

Our church is compiling a songbook composed of our members’ favorite hymns. We only plan to use the book for our own congregation’s worship, but one member warned we should be careful about copyright laws. What does “be careful” mean? 

Editorial: ‘Under side’ ministry may redeem Christianity’s reputation

Editorial: ‘Under side’ ministry may redeem Christianity’s reputation

A grizzled culture warrior delivered the message that American culture has turned upside down. What an ironically invigorating development.

Texas Baptist Voices

Jesse Rincones: Cómo liderar aprendiendo

Se veía como una conexión fácil de hacer. Había encontrado una bocina musical de auto con dos alambres de cobre desnudos que saliendo de ella. Recordé que yo había visto un cable de alimentación que también tenía dos cables.

In Touch: With deacons, motorcycles and a leadership summit

In Touch: Deacons, motorcycles and a leadership summit

It was a blessing to spend time with the deacons of my church, Lakeside Baptist, for their deacons’ banquet.

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