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I thought it was sad when the atheists started complaining because we were going to get together and pray in Houston. But for Christians to complain about it just totally took me by surprise.

Quotes in the News

"I'm a priest in the village of the damned." --Nancy Sehested

Right or Wrong: Prisoner organ donation

An Oregon death-row inmate has offered to donate his organs after his execution. So far, his offer has been rejected. What are the legal and ethical barriers for such a donation?

Down Home: Big cat's not cool in the neighborhood

If our neighborhood bobcat decides to dine on squirrel stew, I'll chalk it up to divine retribution.

EDITORIAL: Familiar psalm; unexpected words

Lately, I've been pondering a couple of common words in uncommon sentences. See, I've been laboring over a sermon on the 23rd Psalm.

Never forget

All we know are beginnings and ends, starts and finishes—point A to point B.

Humble heroes

When I think of a village, I think of no electricity, water from the river and food from the jungle. That is exactly what I saw at this village my teammates and I visited.


A peek into the slum

South Asia girlTin roofs. Clothes hanging to dry. Stray dogs and cats. Dirt roads. Buckets of water. Trash. This is what I saw in a slum in South Asia.

Dusty feet

I shook the dust off my feet.

Free and clean

A man drove here to the Hospitality House in Huntsville from Dallas to pick up his brother who was being released from prison.

Opinion: Responding to The Response

Bill LeonardOn Aug. 6, thousands of Christians will join in a day of prayer and fasting at “The Response,” a “solemn assembly” at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Its purpose, leaders say, is “to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose. We want the presence, power and person of Christ to fill our nation and turn the hearts of millions to righteousness, peace and joy in Him.”



Students blessingSitting in an office working on files all day isn't my idea of fun, but there are times when it is necessary here at World Relief.



What God desires

The ceiling leaked, the fans were noisy, and dogs kept barking outside. In this building, the congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church met.
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