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Haiti: Praying before dawn

Student Missions Blog: The streets are dark. Angry and frightened dogs bark at us as we file down the humid, trash-filled streets. We walk in silence.

Letters: Do everything ‘as to the Lord’

Letters: Do everything ‘as to the Lord’

For folks who don’t have the skill set to be a “cultural warrior,” then I say do everything else, as too the Lord.

Editorial: Juneteenth—celebration & metaphor

Editorial: Juneteenth—celebration & metaphor

Texans will mark a vital—although historically embarrassing—milestone this week. We’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the freedom of Texas slaves.

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STCHM: Spiritual lesson learned on a gym floor

Student Missions Blog: Since my arrival at the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, I have been praying God will bless my efforts this summer and use me, even though I may or may not reap the harvest or see my impact just yet.

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New York: Diverse people, diverse opportunities to witness

Student Missions Blog: Coming from South Texas, I must say New York is the city that has everything—beaches, malls, churches, parks, concerts, food of any kind, you name it.

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Germany: Be intentional, build relationships and share Christ

Student Missions Blog: I can tell I’m in Germany, because the other day, the smell of sausage and sauerkraut came drifting through the window.

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Alone in Meridian, but God is in control

Student Missions Blog: Having been here in Meridian a little more than a week, one thing has become clearer as the days pass. Being the only summer intern here is going to be hard.

Kathy Hillman: Graduation - Ending, beginning and thanks-giving

Kathy Hillman: Graduation - Ending, beginning and thanks-giving

Images of graduation splash across the computer screen—from grinning kindergarteners in miniature caps and gowns, to seniors bidding high school farewell, to university and professional graduates embarking on their careers.

Your work ethic … is your second mission field

Richard Ray: Your work ethic … is your second mission field

Have you ever wondered how you can promote the word of God in such a way that it makes a difference in a person’s life?

2nd Opinion: Welcome to the church of the casserole

2nd Opinion: Welcome to the church of the casserole

Many non-megacongregations mistakenly believe they do not have any competitive advantages over a nearby megachurch or one of its satellite campuses. They are forgetting the “casserole advantage.”

Right or Wrong? Positive thinking

Right or Wrong? Positive thinking

In Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, Gabriele Oettigen claims that while optimism is important for imagining goals, it can be crippling when people try to reach them. How does Oettigen’s position stack up against the positive-thinking preachers of recent decades?

Down Home: Best. Father’s Day. Present. Ever.

Down Home: Best. Father’s Day. Present. Ever.

My 2015 Father’s Day present was so epic, my wife couldn’t wait to give it to me.

Editorial: Kill the death penalty

Editorial: Kill the death penalty

Nebraska became the 19th state—and the first conservative state in 40 years—to eliminate the death penalty. Texas—long the leader in executing criminals—should follow suit.

 
 
 
 
 
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