Field trip to remember

I was chosen from among the summer missionaries to go with a group of kids to a museum for a field trip.

Texas Baptist Forum

The No. 1 problem is the human condition permeated with hatred, abusiveness, greed, infidelity and other sins.

Quotes in the News

"Everyone deserves compassion. Everyone deserves dignity. Everyone, everyone, everyone deserves love. Why am I telling you this? Because the AIDS disease is caused by a virus, but the AIDS epidemic is not. The AIDS epidemic is fueled by stigma, violence and indifference." --Elton John

2nd Opinion: Christian faith & political beliefs

Suppose we were to ask Jesus, "Who do you like, Republicans or Democrats?" I suspect both groups would be disappointed with his response.

Book Reviews: Grieving God's Way

Books reviewed in this issue include Grieving God's Way by Margaret Brownley, Both-And: A Maston Reader edited by William M. Tillman Jr., Rodney S. Taylor & Lauren C. Brewer and Fake Christianity by C.B. Matthews.

IN TOUCH: Marshall, Victoria & other Texas towns

As a former associational director of missions, I truly appreciate the ministry of our DOMs around the state.

RIGHT or WRONG? Treatment of women

The celebrations of the 40th anniversary of Title IX served for me as a reminder of the increasing prospects for women in the United States.

DOWN HOME: Finding treasure just off I-35

They say love can move mountains, but for about a year, love has been moving my car—about 50 miles east.

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.

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