Guest editorial: The myth of partial discipleship

When did we give up on the idea that we are salt and light, at all times and in all places? How do we appreciate that being salt and light is not reserved for only the ordained or the hyper-spiritual. How do we make being salt and light our calling and our destiny?

Florida: The gospel behind bars

Florida: The gospel at work behind bars

As a chaplain's summer intern at a correctional facility, I get to make disciples among an otherwise unreached people group. And I get to see the gospel at work in exactly the kind of place it belongs—the darkness of a prison.

New York: God brings people together

New York: God brings people together

Student Missions blog: Iglesia Bautista Canaan is a church with a lot of hunger for sharing the love of Jesus. This church participates a lot in the life of its community. It offers services such as helping people secure immigration documents, education and health care.

Oregon: Discover identity

Oregon: Discover identity

Student Missions blog: Joseph was his father’s favorite son. To prove it, his father gave him a beautiful coat, which represented his affection for Joseph and established his place above all of his brothers. But his identity in his family didn’t last.


Editorial: In racially divided America, it’s soul-checking time

In a culture of racial strife, America needs courageous people of goodwill to engage in hard, painful, honest conversations about race and about what our social institutions can do. We need people who learn from those conversations—and act upon them.

Orlando: Seizing opportunities to tell others about Jesus

Orlando: Seizing opportunities to tell others about Jesus

Student Missions Blog: After performing a set of songs and puppetry at McDonald’s, I felt convicted to speak to an 8-year-old girl named Veronica who was sitting alone in the audience.

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Editorial: Moving vans could solve some church problems

Ask yourself: Would my church improve if a moving van pulled away from my house?

Haiti: Outside comfort zones

Haiti: Outside comfort zones

Student Missions Blog: We had been serving at the clinic two days, yet I had not had a single opportunity to share the gospel with a person who did not know Christ.


2nd Opinion: Being lost, being found

When you claim to “know” Jesus, and pray for God to kill people, you may be addicted to a lostness from which there is no escape.


BGCT annual meeting: It’s going to be worth it

With learning opportunities designed specifically for them, pastors who attend the 2016 Texas Baptist annual meeting will leave saying, "That was sure worth it!"


Guest editorial: Visit with 3rd graders shows Texas Hunger Initiative impact

Christians have a responsibility to their neighbors—neighbors down the street, in a different city or across the country. Character means honoring that responsibility and working hard to solve the big problems—hunger and poverty—society faces.

South Asia: Make me a laborer for the harvest

South Asia: Make me a laborer for the harvest

Student Missions blog: Jesus said to "pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers." The Father really has deepened my understanding of this passage and how I can apply it to my life throughout my time in South Asia.

Germany: Learning what made the Samaritan good

Germany: Learning what made the Samaritan good

Student Missions blog: Like the Good Samaritan in Jesus' parable, one of the churches I work with in Germany saw a problem, came to where the people are and met a need. They saw women in the red-light district, living without knowing the true love of God.

American flag in winter

Editorial: It’s July 4, but winter is coming

Trading religious influence for supposed political power will be like stripping naked just before freezing to death. It’s futile, pointless and humiliating.


Commentary: How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right

Reducing abortion is a goal shared by both sides in the debate between pro-choice and pro-life movements.


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