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Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Pray with expectation of blessing

This past week, I was honored to participate in the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer in Lampasas. The associational Woman’s Missionary Union invited me to open and close their meeting in prayer.

       
2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop trying so hard

2nd Opinion: Small-town churches should stop trying so hard

It happens almost every week: A parent or grandparent comes to me expressing sincere concern over their grown kid’s or grandkid’s lack of interest in the faith.

       
Right or Wrong? Sheet music copyright

Right or Wrong? Sheet music copyright

Our church is compiling a songbook composed of our members’ favorite hymns. We only plan to use the book for our own congregation’s worship, but one member warned we should be careful about copyright laws. What does “be careful” mean? 

       
Editorial: ‘Under side’ ministry may redeem Christianity’s reputation

Editorial: ‘Under side’ ministry may redeem Christianity’s reputation

A grizzled culture warrior delivered the message that American culture has turned upside down. What an ironically invigorating development.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Jesse Rincones: Cómo liderar aprendiendo

Se veía como una conexión fácil de hacer. Había encontrado una bocina musical de auto con dos alambres de cobre desnudos que saliendo de ella. Recordé que yo había visto un cable de alimentación que también tenía dos cables.

       
In Touch: With deacons, motorcycles and a leadership summit

In Touch: Deacons, motorcycles and a leadership summit

It was a blessing to spend time with the deacons of my church, Lakeside Baptist, for their deacons’ banquet.

       
Down Home: We called her Grammar

Down Home: We called her Grammar

The long-anticipated call arrived early Thursday morning. Grammar, my mother’s mother, went to be with the Lord.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Jeff Johnson: God’s will is found in ‘living the difference’

At The Gathering last year in San Antonio, I had the opportunity to experience the revolution in elevator technology. It is called a “destination elevator.”

       
Student Missions Blog

California: Countdown to cupcakes

Student Missions Blog: Working at a church in Tahoe City, Calif., I wanted my first and second grade students to become more familiar with the Bible. So, I created a “Countdown to Halloween” paper chain.

       
Uganda: Sharing the simple gospel message

Uganda: Sharing the simple gospel message

Student Missions Blog: Recently, I went with two other volunteers to accompany a group from Rafiki Africa Ministries—a Christian children’s home here in Uganda—to a nearby community to evangelize and encourage the people that lived there.

       
DeEdra Branch

Houston: I saw the gospel

Student Missions Blog: I have prayed a lot for compassion in the last year. I realized that my heart didn’t break for these students.

       
Tarleton: Questions and answers

Tarleton: Questions and answers

Student Missions Blog: My heart breaks for the students around me who have no realization the God who created the enormities of the universe cares deeply for them and wants to have a relationship with them.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Find your Paul or Silas in ministry

I had the blessing to visit with several bivocational and smaller-church ministers this past week. With each visit came the realization pastoring in a small church is both joyful and challenging.

       

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