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Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Snapshot visit can evaluate church’s strengths and weaknesses

One of the ways the Bivocational/Small Church Association serves churches is to make a snapshot visit to a church to see and hear the needs within that congregation.

       
Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

During spring break, nearly 1,500 teens and young adults will serve through Texas Baptists’ Collegiate Ministries or Disaster Recovery.

       
Letters: Transgender resolution outdated

Letters: Transgender resolution outdated

It is impossible to address how badly the Baptist General Convention of Texas resolution concerning gender identity was ill-informed in 250 words.

       
Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

Editorial: The ‘next Texas’ demands change from churches

A changing population means most Baptist congregations and their denomination must change radically or die.

       
TWU: Love encounter

TWU: Love encounter

Student Mission Blog: This semester, we have let our students take more control and responsibility for the Baptist Student Ministry at Texas Woman’s University. They have done a great job.

       
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Guest editorial: ISIS versus the West—A clash of civilizations?

Is the Islamic State—ISIS or ISIL—different from other Islamist terror groups? If so, is the difference one of substance or simply degree? Or is there any real difference at all?

       
2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop playing favorites

2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop playing favorites

One of the stereotypes of small-town communities is they are closed off to outsiders. Of course, the truth about some stereotypes is there is a kernel of truth in them.

       
Student Missions Blog

Boston: First impressions of ministry at MIT

Student Missions Blog: It’s a long way from Beaumont to Boston. It’s winter in New England, and there is no lack of heavy snow or icy wind.

       
Thailand: God of this city

Thailand: God of this city

Student Missions Blog: Every single day here feels like a new season of life, and I am always learning—about the culture, the people, not just in Thailand but all around the world. But mostly, I am learning more about who God is through it all.

       
Dallas: Not just checking off boxes on a to-do list

Dallas: Not just checking off boxes on a to-do list

Student Missions Blog: It’s not just a job; it’s a calling. I’ve had to remind myself of that truth recently.

       
TWU: Prayer and fasting on a college campus

TWU: Prayer and fasting on a college campus

Student Missions Blog: It is Lent, the 40 days of spiritual preparation leading up to Easter, when Christians mark the death and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

       
Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

A metaphorical compass, map and GPS help me answer my most frequently asked question, “How does the Baptist General Convention of Texas work?”

       
2nd Opinion: A long line of sinners

2nd Opinion: A long line of sinners

In the Central African Republic, a political/religious faction known as Anti-balaka has been accused of gruesome mutilations and killings. Many consider themselves Christians.

       
 
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