Down Home: The best 25 cents spent on spring vacation

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, then what's a couple of tablets of Meclizine worth?

EDITORIAL: Why I stopped urging, 'Take care'

Take CareFor several years, I closed emails with "Take care." But "take care" is lousy advice and even worse theology.



Jesus, the original child advocate.

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Human-caused global warming is a pure political lie.

2nd Opinion: Make end-of-life decisions today

"Dignity" and "responsibility" are the words that come to mind when I speak with families of hospital patients about advance-care planning.

IN TOUCH: From Bryan to McKinney to Richmond

First Baptist in Bryan has worked in Estonia 20 years, and while I was in Bryan, I met the president of the Estonia Baptist Federation, who was there to celebrate the anniversary of that cooperative work.

Quotes in the News

"The church of Jesus Christ in the Western world is in terrible shape. Conservatives confuse certainty with faith. Liberals think knowledge alone is redemptive. We've got to come together."  --Robin Meyers

Reading the Culture: Being a better father

A member of our Denison Forum board recently gave me Gregory Slayton's Be A Better Dad Today! 10 tools every father needs (Regal, 2012). I hadn't read a book on fatherhood for a while, but I'm glad I spent time with this one. It's the most holistic and practical guide to fathering I've ever seen.

RIGHT or WRONG? Racism

Racism seems more complicated than ever, with some ethnic groups divided among themselves. On top of that, so many church-planting strategies and church-growth schemes are based on creating congregations for only "our kind." How can Christians get past this kind of racism?

DOWN HOME: Pomp, circumstance & a short speech

Mid-May has arrived, and the strains of Pomp and Circumstance waft across campuses from sea to shining sea.

EDITORIAL: Pull the switch on the death penalty

Gov. Rick Perry should place a moratorium on executions, and the next session of the Texas Legislature should vote to abolish the death penalty.

Remember the infertile on Mother's Day

This Sunday dads will wake up extra early to make their wives breakfast in bed, or at least a good cup of strong coffee. Children will work diligently during their Sunday-school hour cutting out yellow-and-pink paper flowers or finger painting picture frames. This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and for someone like me it is the most dreaded day of the year.


Reading John’s Gospel with Peter

I went to the apartment complexes and ran into Peter, a friend from the soccer fields. A few weeks back, I spent two days explaining the gospel to him and answering several of his questions about Christianity, but I hadn't seen him for long enough since then to continue our conversation.

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