EDITORIAL: Life, assault weapons & consistency

EditorialWhy do so many people who take a pro-life position on abortion take an anti-life position on possession of firearms designed to execute multiple victims in mere seconds?


Least of the least

I was holding Alice. She is one of the cutest little girls I’ve ever seen—huge brown eyes, gorgeous skin and a smile that would melt anyone’s heart. As we were laughing and playing, it’s as if I heard God whisper to me, “The least of these.”

Immediate culture shock

As Americans, we often complain about our living arrangements—especially college students, myself included. But think about how great we have it. We don't stop to think that we're so fortunate to live in a country where we are pampered and have become spoiled.

Prayers for Cuba

Looking back, my three weeks in Cuba were filled with immense blessings and time to be used by God.

Holy Spirit at work in Thailand

God is really at work. Just about every day, we head over to Chulalongkorn University where we have appointments with students.

Encouraging faces in Philly

God has used the people, the city and the churches to encourage and push our mission team in unimaginable ways since we’ve been in Philadelphia.


Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

After living together maybe an hour, Brooke—my teammate and roommate this summer—and I discovered we both love to sing.

Opinion: The Penny Offering—A tribute to James Semple

A tall and graceful tree that stood 80 years in the forests of the Cedars of Lebanon has fallen, and he will be sorely missed. Texas Baptists are deeply indebted to James H. Semple.

Following Christ, not selling religion

Whenever I walk past a kiosk at the mall, I generally avoid eye contact with the salesman because I know he will try to push something on me. Occasionally, I’ll be friendly and say hello, but I never give the salesperson more than a half-second of my life.

Relationship Building 101

Three weeks into my time in Portugal, it felt like the true work was just beginning.

Open hearts

We are settling into a familiar schedule here in Thailand, but that doesn’t mean the work is routine.



Foreign language

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to speak a different language—or how about being the person trying to communicate with another but nobody understands you?

More than a fan

I have learned so much serving here in San Felipe, Venezuela.

Mexico: In need of hope

Students MexicoIt was a beautiful, amazing, and exhausting day. We got to play with the kids at the orphanage.


2nd Opinion: Maybe God is not finished yet

My wife and I recently went to a movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with some friends. I was surprised to hear a kernel of gospel truth in the dialogue.

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