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2nd Opinion: Pastors, stop signing those marriage licenses

2nd Opinion: Pastors, stop signing those marriage licenses

It was convenient for many years for pastors to officiate weddings and then for the state to recognize those marriages. It was easy, but it was a bad idea.

       
Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Editorial: In the New Year, remember: The kingdom of heaven is at hand

Hope puts its full weight down on God. It’s not wishing for desired outcomes. Hope is trusting God in all outcomes.

       
Student Missions Blog

Vermont: Seeing God at Work

Student Missions Blog: On my recent mission trip to Bennington, Vt., I saw God work in miraculous ways, and it took almost no time at all.

       
Opinion: A Top 10 list of religion stories for 2014

Opinion: A Top 10 list of religion stories for 2014

It was a “topsy-turvy” year in religion: Rabbi A. James Rudin shares his personal picks for the top religion news stories of 2014.

       
with God all things are possible

Editorial: As people of faith, expect more in 2015

Many are feeling beaten down, worn out and disappointed by 2014.  But in the coming year, let’s expect more of God, ourselves and others.

       
Right or Wrong? Renewed interest in the Holy Spirit

Right or Wrong? Renewed interest in the Holy Spirit

Is the renewed emphasis on the Holy Spirit a quest to build Christ-like character or another tactic to boost church attendance?

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Stars & the Star of Hope

Seventy years ago, during the Battle of the Bulge, stars lit the night sky with hope on Christmas Eve.

       
2nd Opinion: The best place to see the Light is in the dark

2nd Opinion: The best place to see the Light is in the dark

Mary and Joseph did not get right up and leave the stable before the rising sun. They were there in Bethlehem during both day and night. But we always imagine Christmas at night—as if day never came. Why?

       
Guest editorial: Coach’s love spans horror, time, distance

Guest editorial: Coach’s love spans horror, time, distance

A coach’s unwavering faithfulness continues to affect one of his students in prison. It's a story set among life’s sharpest edges with no guaranteed happy ending.

       
Christmas meditation: Blessed peace, when all is well

Christmas meditation: Blessed peace, when all is well

It was December, that month when all heck breaks loose, when the calendar fills to overflowing and the expenses pile one on top of the other like leaves covering the lawn in the fall.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: What treasures will you give to Jesus?

This Christmas has been exciting. I have been to several church Christmas parties. I have been Christmas caroling. And I have eaten more Christmas cookies than I should.

       
In Touch: A busy December

In Touch: A busy December

I had the privilege of worshipping at First Baptist Church of Hewitt Dec. 7. Thanks to Pastor Roy Marshall for the opportunity.

       
Down Home: Waiting to meet a baby this Christmas

Down Home: Waiting to meet a baby this Christmas

Our new granddaughter Eleanor entered this world about three weeks before Christmas, adorned with a crown of brown hair and glittering eyes.

       

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