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RIGHT or WRONG? Christian leadership

I’ve talked with lots of friends who say their pastor operates in a heavy-handed, preacher-centered fashion. Just what are the New Testament marks of a Christian leader?
       

DOWN HOME: Calculating ‘wonderful’

Joanna and I will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary this week, but she says we’ve had 27 wonderful years of marriage.
       

EDITORIAL: A few words for the Class of 2010

To the Class of 2010, here are a few words of encouragement as you ponder what comes next.
       

Cartoon

An investment at the local sporting goods store could have paid big dividends for Jacob.
       

2nd Opinion: Faith on trial: What’s your verdict?

Many Christians around the world are on trial for their faith. The persecution of Christians in Islamic, communist and totalitarian lands is increasing at a frightening rate. Could a good case be made against you that you really are a Christian?
       

Reading the Culture: The next 100 years

Our best response to an uncertain future is to pray and work for an awakening that will bring spiritual renewal to our self-sufficient, secularized, demographically shifting culture.
       

IN FOCUS: Sunscreen, a free ride & Jesus

The money your church provides through Texas Baptists’ Cooperative Program unified budget supports college ministry on more than 120 Texas campuses. This letter is an example that reminds us of the importance of this outreach.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

Your church could receive a great benefit if you send your pastor and spouse to the Baptist World Congress July 28-Aug. 1.
       

Quotes in the News

“I lost my faith that November; lost it for many, many years."--Laura Bush
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Prayer for small decisions

All my life, I’ve heard about the importance of praying when we must make a major decision. But what about small decisions? Just how should we pray and recognize God’s responses to our decisions?
       

DOWN HOME: Mama Bear always saved the day

The Berenstain Bears books taught our kids important lessons. On the down side, the lesson was usually at the expense of Papa Bear.
       

EDITORIAL: So different & so much in common

Lovers of irony should relish the fact that—in alphabetical order—the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention have a lot in common these days.
       

Watching a new believer fall in love with Jesus

Last September, I became acquainted with an international student from Taiwan, and we became friends. She was raised Buddhist and did not know the Lord, but she was open to learning about Christianity.
       

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