Kingdom Gathering

Commentary: It was a kingdom gathering

It was kind of surreal to see Texas Baptists’ different cultures and languages together as one—mixing, mingling, conversing. It felt right.

Childhood mortality

Right or Wrong? Childhood mortality rates

I heard someone say our sensitivity to global childhood mortality reflects our Christian character. What does that mean?

Parable of the tools

2nd Opinion: Parable of the tools

Some years ago, R.T. Moore penned an interesting parable based on the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:9. It seems the Carpenter’s tools had a conference.

Texas Baptist Family Gathering

Editorial: Pentecost in San Antonio

For a few days this month, Texas Baptists experienced something like a modern-day Pentecost.

South Asia

South Asia: Working in darkness

I am currently learning a lot about the power of the Holy Spirit. South Asia is immersed in darkness and depravity.

death penalty

Letters: Capital Punishment

Roger Olson’s article on capital punishment ignores reality and makes capital punishment a Christian issue, which it is not.


Savannah: God’s Amazing Grace

The day was moving along like normal her at The Living Vine Maternity Home in Savannah, Ga. Then another missionary, Hailey, told me Dawn, our newest resident, was sitting on the floor in her room, with all her things packed and ready to go.

Students Russia

Russia: What am I doing with my life?

I often ask: “What am I doing with my life?” Sometimes I say it in jest. Other times, I honestly ask myself and ask God. And from each, I often get no answer.

2nd Opinion

2nd Opinion: Christians and capital punishment

To this day, the majority of Americans favor capital punishment for certain crimes, in spite of—or perhaps because of—the almost overwhelming negative judgment about it on the parts of intellectuals and writers.

Down Home

Down Home: The sound of heaven in three little words

As soon as my phone rang—even before I pulled it out of my pocket—I knew my older daughter, Lindsay, was calling.

Right or Wrong?

Right or Wrong? Women ministers

Women in the ministry consistently express a clearer sense of calling than the male ministers I know. Why?

In Touch

In Touch: The Family Gathering and a word about our grandbaby

The Family Gathering is finally upon us, and I am pleased that we, Texas Baptists, stretched out to new territory to enjoy an annual meeting different and unique from anything we have done before.

student missions

Florida: Divine appointments

For Kaitlyn Turvaville, a student at West Texas A&M University, serving food to the hungry turned into a "divine appointment" for sharing the gospel.

Students in Moldova

Moldova: My future in God’s hands

This summer, I have spent five weeks in Moldova with four other girls as interns for World Team—much of that time spent learning about the culture and what it would be like as a full-time overseas missionary.

Abortion revisit

Editorial: Revisiting “all those babies”

Last week’s editorial,  “Get ready for all those babies,” created quite a stir. It propelled traffic on our website, prompted pro and con letters to the editor, popped up all over Facebook and packed my email in-box.

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