Texas Baptist Voices

Remember your calling

Texas Baptist Voices / Richard Ray: I’m writing this article as I prepare to take part in a funeral service of a dear lady who went on to be with the Lord. She was fiery, loved the Lord and loved the music of Elvis Presley.


Editorial: ‘Wouldn’t change a thing’ just doesn’t add up

Too bad people can’t jump into a year of late middle age—say, 57 or 63—and then go back to high school and live the rest of life in light of the knowledge they gained.

Student Missions Blog

Africa: Serving in dangerous places

Student Missions Blog: The most rewarding part of interviewing people for articles is getting to hear stories I might never hear otherwise. For instance, I am in the process of writing an article for a story about a couple who recently served in Uganda. 

2nd Opinion

2nd Opinion: Why I’m not leaving the church

I cannot leave the church. It is where I met God, where I meet God and where God continues to speak to me.

Student Missions Blog

New York: Planting seeds during a cold winter

Student Missions Blog: We have experienced several winter storms here in New York City, and I’ve pretty much had it. 

Right or Wrong?

Right or Wrong? Situational ethics

People sometimes criticize ethical decisions by claiming they are shaped by pluralism or relativism. Is that wrong? Shouldn't we consider the ethical layers that make up a situation's context when we make a decision?


Letters: America’s beautiful diversity

Thank you for the beautiful editorial about “America the Beautiful.” 

2nd Opinion

2nd Opinion: To follow Jesus, you can’t follow yourself

After the worship service, someone asked me: “Does God really forgive us? Even past sins? Even past sins we’ve done again?”

Down Home

Down Home: Medical malady morphs into mystery

Joanna and I love mysteries. Now we've solved one of our own.

Voices In Touch

In Touch: Traveling, preaching, fellowship around Texas

I had a great Sunday at Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville Feb. 2. Thanks to Pastor Matt Richard and his welcoming congregation for their hospitality.

Voices Jeff Johnson

God’s presence: Working for change

In my 31-year run in children’s sermons, no matter how badly I botched my chance at communicating the gospel to the youngest church folk, these moments became the most memorable.

Voices Bivocational

Bivocational/small-church ministry is vital

In our state, there are over 3,500 Texas Baptist ministers who serve in the small-church ministry.


Editorial: Knowing and claiming God’s will

How specific is God’s will? How should we discern God’s will? To what degree can a person claim to know God’s will?

Student Missions Blog

Denton: Doctrine and Dialogue

Every Friday, students meet at the University of North Texas BSM for “Doctrine and Dialogue,” as they discuss various Christian beliefs. 

Student Missions Blog

Montana: Sent to Serve

Student Missons Blog: The first thing I said that morning was, “Do I really have to get up to shovel snow?” Then I saw my towel. It was a Go Now towel from a couple of years prior that said, “Sent to Serve.”

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