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Down Home: Chasing spiritual squirrels out of the attic

Down Home: Chasing spiritual squirrels out of the attic

The persistent perseverance of those pesky squirrels causes me to think about the pests that keep cropping up in my life: Bad habits. Worry. Pride. Greed and covetousness. They’re the squirrels in my spiritual/emotional home.

2nd Opinion: When your dreams go up in smoke

2nd Opinion: When your dreams go up in smoke

What do you do when you lose everything? What do you do when your biggest dreams burn up in front of you, when all you’re left with is the ashes?

Editorial: Church involvement; how much is enough?

Editorial: Church involvement; how much is enough?

How much of themselves should laypeople give to their church? This is more than an idle question. The answer will determine whether U.S. Christianity attempts to fulfill the Great Commission or declines into obscurity.

Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Mothers and the 'great cloud of witnesses'

Early last Mother’s Day, I held Mother’s hand in our home as she slipped into her forever home. I picture her along with my grandmothers and great grandmothers in that great cloud of witnesses described in Hebrews 12:1.

2nd Opinion: A cure for mile-wide and inch-deep religion

2nd Opinion: A cure for mile-wide and inch-deep religion

There is too much shallowness, not enough depth in our church life. People are hungry for a burning zeal to transform their own lives and to make a difference in the world.

Guest Commentary: Why the SBC Pastors’ Conference canceled Ben Carson

Commentary: Why the SBC Pastors’ Conference canceled Ben Carson

After several weeks of criticism, organizers of the annual SBC pastor’s conference asked Ben Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon and likely presidential candidate, to step aside as a scheduled speaker, and he agreed. What caused the controversy?

Right or Wrong? Signing state marriage licenses

Right or Wrong? Signing state marriage licenses

A growing number of ministers are refusing to sign marriage licenses. What are the pros and cons of this position?

Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Plan to attend the 29th Bivocational/Small Church Conference

The Bivocational/Small Church Conference will meet at Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio, July 10-11, with the theme “Passing the Baton.”

Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: To Marlin, Lamesa and New Braunfels

I was at First Baptist Church of Marlin a couple weeks ago. My prayers are with this church and their continued ministry to the people of Marlin.

Editorial: Race, class, equal opportunity & the church’s job

Editorial: Race, class, equal opportunity & the church’s job

Baltimore rarely crosses Texans’ consciousness, except when the Orioles or the Ravens play our ball teams. But it’s been on our minds lately.

Letters: Curiosity, listening & the gospel

Letters: Curiosity, listening & the gospel

Regarding your excellent editorial, A hypocrite’s guide to learning to listen, thanks for connecting the perspective of curiosity and the art of listening to the gospel of Jesus.

Texas Baptist Voices

A former prisoner of the Communists returns to feed orphans, heal the sick

America is a great country, one that people around the world dream of coming to. Some of them dream of being born in America.

Tarleton: 48 hours of praying and planting seeds of hope

Student Missions Blog: The message Jesus proclaimed—and lived—never was never meant to be kept to ourselves.

 
 
 
 
 
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