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EDITORIAL: 'Mormon issue' echoes previous era

Election years present a challenge to Christian conscience: How should you express your faith with your ballot?
       

In Haiti, homes that Jesus built

Stuart HarrisTwelve other people and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Guibert, Haiti, doing construction at a boy's orphanage. Our work including pouring concrete, putting new windows into one of the rooms and painting two other rooms, one of which became a new living area for the youngest boys at the orphanage.

       

Flight delay opens opportunity

Israel MendezAs Israel Mendez, a student at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, was attempting to fly out of San Antonio for New York on a GoNowMissions trip, a flight delay opened an opportunity for sharing the gospel.

       

Remember Christian charities at end of year, ECFA president says

Christmas is a season of sharing, our last opportunity to finish the year well. Let's end 2011 strong with generous gifts to churches and charities that are doing the work of Christ in a hurting world.
       

GoNowMissions in Moldova

Justin CatheyJustin Cathey of Texas A&M University – Kingsville was part of a GoNowMissions team of six students and one adult sponsor that returned Dec. 17 from a week-long trip working with orphans in Moldova.
       

Commentary: Black Fridays and Green Christmases

world missionsI pray for a green Christmas instead of a black one — greenbacks in the offering plates. When we give to Global Missions or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we help trained missionaries keep on delivering the Gift.

       

Updated: Texas Baptist Forum

What is the true meaning of Christmas?
       

Quotes in the News

"It's a Christmas tree. In all honesty, I don't know what more to say about it." --Cullen Werwie
       

2nd Opinion: Progressing toward Christmas

When observed faithfully and progressively, Advent can prepare us for a Christmas celebration filled with mystical wonder and deep meaning—a spiritual communion that far exceeds the buzz of shallow commercialism.
       

IN FOCUS: Sing the carols of Christmas this year

Christmas is the subject of a number of wonderful carols and hymns. But remember that Mary, the shepherds and even the angels had their own hymns at the time of Jesus' birth.
       

Reading the Culture: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons

I have been encouraged and challenged by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 's triumphant faith. Two of his Christmas sermons especially moved me.
       

RIGHT OR WRONG? Post-denominational

Some people say this is a post-denominational era. Is thinking "denominationally" still valuable?
       

DOWN HOME: Incarnate love at Christmastime

The holidays will be extra-fun this year. It's the first Christmas for our new grandson, Ezra.
       
 
 

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