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Kingsville: Depths 2015

Kingsville: Depths 2015

Student Missions Blog: Depths 2015 was the name of our fall retreat this year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The retreat offered students opportunities to dive deeper into their relationship with God and learn more about who God really is and what he desires us to do.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: 'Up With the Purple'

Purple always has been my favorite color. When I chose purple as a tiny girl, I didn’t know its significant association with piety, royalty, wounded U.S. soldiers or even Woman’s Missionary Union.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: Sharing about the Mary Hill Davis Offering

I had a great Sunday at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, sharing about the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions. Thanks to Pastor Nathan Buchanan for the invitation.

       
Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Editorial: Could/should a Christian vote for a Muslim?

Ben Carson, a top Republican presidential contender, has been insisting a Muslim could not be qualified to serve the United States as president. But the Constitution's requirement for 'no religious test' couldn't be more plain.

       
Student Missions Blog

Rio Grande Valley: Feeding the 3,000

Student Missions Blog: With just a few loaves of bread and some small fish, Jesus made a feast that fed a multitude of people. Recently, the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley brought this story from the Gospels to life.

       
Right or Wrong? Planning for Sucession

Right or Wrong? Planning for Sucession

A speaker at a leadership conference advised, “On your first day on the job, begin laying the groundwork for your successor.” I’m still trying to understand how this applies to ministers. Can you help me?

       
2nd Opinion: Are denominational bodies doomed?

2nd Opinion: Are denominational bodies doomed?

We are witnessing the beginning of the end for Baptist denominational entities as we have known them. Following the lead of mainline judicatories, Baptist bodies—local, state, regional and national—are in free-fall.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Showers of blessing

Texas Baptists have showered my family with blessings, and they continue to shower our state with blessings.

       
Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

Editorial: A lesson to be learned from Francis

In America’s imagination, nothing spells C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N quite like P-O-P-E. During the middle of the past week, you couldn’t turn on a TV, pick up a newspaper or click on a website without seeing images of Pope Francis visiting the United States for the first time.

       
Letters: Garland kind, joy-filled, interested

Letters: Garland kind, joy-filled, interested

Updated: “Diana Garland, social work educator and bridge builder, dies” is sad news.

       
Down Home: Diana Garland—force of nature, role model, friend

Down Home: Diana Garland—force of nature, role model, friend

When Diana Garland arrived at Baylor University in 1997, a Texas Baptist asked me to describe her. Three words jumped to mind. Force. Of. Nature.

       
Rio Grande Valley: Making disciples, building relationships

Rio Grande Valley: Making disciples, building relationships

Student Missions Blog: Working full time in a ministry is hard. Each day of the week, I meet with new people—new students wanting to grow spiritually.

       
Kathy Hillman: Friday night lights, Saturday highlights & Sunday morning heights

Kathy Hillman: Friday night lights, Saturday highlights & Sunday morning heights

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger penned the best-seller after spending a year in Odessa experiencing the culture of Texas high school football.

       
 
 
 
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