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U-turn toward Jesus

“Samantha,” she said while reclining in my lap, “you look like Chucky Cheese!”

Life-changing journey

I’m at a loss for words to describe my recent trip to Haiti. Words cannot paint an adequate picture to portray how God has changed not only my life, but also the lives of nearly 15,00 Haitian people in the small city of Ferrier.

Laying a foundation

Uganda kids“Children are a gift from the Lord,” Psalm 127:3 says. Then why are there thousands of these precious gifts with no family to care for them in Kampala, Uganda alone, not to mention the rest of the world?

Preparing my heart

God, how can I help others if I, myself, am broken?

Perspective on beauty

As a summer missionary in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I recently had the opportunity to view my mission field from two very different perspectives—high on top of a mountain and down in the city on the Gatlinburg Parkway, among the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

Quotes in the News

“Our family constitution gives a veto to the women’s caucus, and there is no override provision.” --Mitch Daniels

Reading the Culture: Explaining Osama bin Laden

Since May 1, we have learned much about the last days of Osama bin Laden. This week, I have learned much about the years which led to his life of terrorism. What caused a shy teenager to become the world’s most wanted man?

Right or Wrong: Reclaim the young as leaders

How can our congregation teach the rising generations to assume leadership roles in church and engage culture for the sake of the gospel?

Cartoon

"Does your dogma bite?"

2nd Opinion: Telling truth about the Civil War

As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War this year, a new Harris Interactive Poll suggests 54 percent of Americans believe the South seceded over states rights, not slavery. That would have been news to the folks at the helm of the Confederacy.

IN FOCUS: Don’t look up; look out into the world

The promise of the end of the world has once again come and gone. The angels who were with Jesus asked an interesting question, “Why do you stand here looking at the sky?” They remind us not to look up, but to look out to a world that needs the hope of Christ.

Opinion: Being Baptist–An Interracial Journey

For professor Bill Leonard, African-American congregations served as sanctuaries of healing and grace after the vicious infighting of the "Baptist wars."

Texas Baptist Forum

"I was appalled that the Baptist Standard would print the article about Osama bin Laden."
 
 
 
 
 
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