Right or Wrong? Worldview change

The late missiologist Paul Heibert said Christian evangelism typically advocates changes in behavior and belief, but most of all, it should demand a change in worldview. Surely this is not what Jesus intended for his disciples, is it?

DOWN HOME: Stuff I learned from my grandson

Our summer got off to a great start. Our grandson, Ezra, spent three nights and parts of four days with Joanna and me. This was his first time to stay overnight apart from his mom and dad in his almost-17-month-old little life.

EDITORIAL: Stress test: Rereading Matthew 25

In this issue of the Standard, we take the "Matthew 25 Test." How well are churches feeding the hungry and thirsty, welcoming the strangers, clothing the naked, mending the sick and ministering to people in prison?


Haiti? Indescribable

Haiti missionsEvery time I try to write about my experience in Haiti building homes from rubble, I don’t even know where to start. Words fail me.


Serving behind a curtain

My first week of summer missions was spent learning how to be a puppeteer—learning the puppet show and songs.

Preparing spiritually

As I leave for Colorado, I have to say: “Goodbye, Texas heat. I won’t miss you.”  I have the opportunity to serve the next two months through Go Now Missions as a summer missionary in Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo., where I will work with several church planters.



Greater than my comprehension

My prayer before I went to Haiti on a medical mission was for God to show me more of who he is and how he loves. It was not until Sunday morning that I realized how all-knowing God is.

Learning lessons along the way

God began working on me, teaching me lessons even before I arrived at my missions assignment in Florida.

Learning about putting an end to hunger

Hunger FarmMorning began with a visit to the World Hunger Relief farm near Waco. We learned what the Farm Bill is and how it applies to the issue of food distribution.


2nd Opinion: Border violence & Christian faith

Christians are not called to a life of comfort but to one in which we do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. Violence in Mexico is challenging our fidelity to that vision and our love of the brethren.

In Touch: From Baylor to Austin, Tyler & Bartlett

I begin by thanking Jim Denison for his willingness to continue serving our Texas Baptist family as our theologian-in-residence.

Texas Baptist Forum

Disappointed by Baptist Conference on Sexuality.

Quotes in the News

"When people make grandiose claims about 'God's will' and 'American values' and demonize others who hold different views, we haven't just channeled a tragic yesterday and its wars and pogroms. We have poisoned the well of community on which our nation depends today and made a mockery of God and faith." --Tom Ehrich

Right or Wrong? Religious Bigotry

Some Baptists cite Baptist patriarch Thomas Helwys' 17th century advocacy for religious liberty for all, but they still make racist comments about Jews and/or Muslims. How can we help them reconcile this contradiction?

Down Home: The best 25 cents spent on spring vacation

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes, then what's a couple of tablets of Meclizine worth?

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