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DOWN HOME: Life lessons from Angry Birds

About half the time—or more, on a bad day—I’m angry at the birds. Somehow, I got started playing Angry Birds, the most popular smart-phone “app” in the universe.
       

EDITORIAL: Economic woes, ministry challenges

A recent Barna Group survey shows that Americans' top concern is the economy. Texas Baptists got it right with our Texas Hope 2010 emphasis, which combined spreading the gospel with feeding hungry people.
       

'I'll pray for your grandma'

When Mikayla, one of the kindergarten children here at Tahoe City, was picked up early from class, her friend, Ava, asked why she couldn’t play longer.Mikayla told her she had to go to Reno, because her grandmother was very ill and in the hospital.
       

Cartoon

“Daddy, you said the word of God is ‘living and breathing.’ Could you check under my bed?”
       

2nd Opinion: Technology can help or hurt church

Technology can enhance life. But failure to balance social networking with human interaction can present a stumbling block in ministry.
       

IN FOCUS: Living the dream or dream-maker?

God’s blessings are to be shared with people all over the world, and it is more important to be dream makers than to be living the dream ourselves.
       

Texas Baptist Forum: Islamic cousins?

I take issue with the statement that we’re “all descendants of Abraham,” which I doubt both genetically and spiritually.
       

Quotes in the News

“Self-sufficiency is spiritual suicide." --Jim Denison
       

Reading the Culture: China, America and the gospel

There is a remarkable window of opportunity for Christian expansion in China today. Some missiologists believe there are 100,000 conversions there every day.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Oil-spill outrage

As crude oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, everyone seemed to focus more on finger-pointing than on taking responsibility and finding solutions to the disaster. Where can a citizen lodge a legal complaint that would bring damage-control to bear upon a situation like this?
       

DOWN HOME: 60 seconds that changed my life

Running has kept me healthy. Many times, it’s kept me sane. It all started at a defining moment in seventh grade.
       

EDITORIAL: An inevitable test of Christian faith

Two of my friends differed in how they faced death. Both taught vital lessons.
       

Meteors for Christ

Recently, we took children to the Tahoe Lake beach, and I held hands with four-year-old Rorie, a little boy very interested in outer space.
       
 
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