Reading the Culture: What I think of The Harbinger

Jonathan Cahn's The Harbinger is one of the bestselling Christian books of 2012. The subtitle reveals Cahn's thesis: "The ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future." But I find numerous problems with Cahn's logic.

Right or Wrong? Pietistic language

A few leaders in our church stand and declare "a deep conviction" about practically any issue we consider. They offer little rationale, but they swing votes. Why does pietistic language trump in-depth analysis?

DOWN HOME: A bug, a windpipe & temptation

The other morning, I caught a bug. The kind with wings, spiky legs and antennae.

EDITORIAL: Raise 'a new generation of pastors'

We aren't producing enough pastors to meet the current demand, much less providing qualified pastors to start hundreds of churches we must plant in the next few years, according to Texas Baptist Executive Director David Hardage.



The other day I was able to talk to my mom on Skype, which is always great since I've been away from my family for about a month and a half now.

Preparing the field

The other day, a student asked me about the burning bush.

Finding joy in God’s timing

I’ve learned that whenever we cannot rely on anything or anyone but that Father, that is when God will speak.

Struggles and blessings

After a couple of weeks of settling in, we are starting to make friends with students in the area.

What is the truth?

Recently, I was given the opportunity to visit a mosque. This was the first time I'd ever been to a mosque, and I didn't know what to expect.


"Now, that's a text message!"

Texas Baptist Forum

We do not have a "gun problem" in the United States, but a sin problem.

Quotes in the News

"You put the stud in Bible study." --New York Jets fan

2nd Opinion: Should I vote for a Mormon?

When opponents confronted Jesus with a question about paying taxes to Caesar, they hoped he would compromise himself, either with the Roman government or with the people. But Jesus provided a principle that addresses our obligations both to God and to our earthly authorities.

IN TOUCH: GuideStone, seminaries & Texas towns

The annual meeting of our Texas Baptist family is just a about a month away. We'll be gathering in Corpus Christi Oct. 29-31. I do hope you are making plans to attend, and I'm certain it will be time well spent.

Right or Wrong? Reaching Millennials

A recent study indicates the millennial generation—Americans born after 1982—act more like "generation me" than "generation we." Does this mean ministers may need to use different styles of pastoral care to reach these young people?

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