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In Touch: Holidays are upon us

The holiday season is now upon us, and Kathleen and I hope and pray you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and are preparing for a Merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Right or Wrong?

Right or Wrong? Gay marriage rulings

Is it simplistic to say the recent Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriage allows economics to overshadow family values?


Editorial: Happy birthday to us

On Dec. 6, 1888, the first newspaper that became known as the Baptist Standard rolled off a printing press in the North Texas hamlet of Honey Grove. 

Letters: Race in sentencing

Letters: Race in sentencing

Regarding “Evangelical leaders protest race in sentencing” : It is unfortunate when an “expert witness” chooses to ignore other factors in dealing with “dangerousness.”

Ruiz Peru

Peru: Family that keeps on growing

It was a bit difficult, at first, to get adjusted to different people, a different climate and different food. I admit I got a bit homesick some days.

Students Ruiz Peru

Peru: A Day of Celebration

Student Missions Blog: When I got here in Peru, I promised the kids from the feeding program that I would throw them a party, celebrating those who would memorize all their Bible verses.


Editorial: Thanks will lift your soul

Here’s a leadoff item for your gratitude list this Thanksgiving: Thank God you’re not a turkey.


Tyler: One moment at a time

Lately, God has been teaching me the impact one moment can have on our lives.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: The lack of civility

The 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas has been all over our TV this week. 

Students on Mission

Peru: It is all possible

Student Missons Blog: As I prepare for each lesson daily, I pray God speaks through me to each child. I ask God to allow me to say what every child needs to hear.

Texas Baptist Forum

Letters: Lifting up the poor

Jesus does not force his followers to do anything, but Jesus desires our minds and hearts be attuned to lifting up the poor.

Down Home

Down Home: An unwelcome guest & a husband’s duty

I could tell by the look on her face Joanna was serious. “You. Need. To. Come. Inside. The. House,” she said. “Right. Now.”

In Touch

In Touch: Military chaplaincy scholarship

Hello, Texas Baptists! I had the privilege of attending an endowed scholarship luncheon at Truett Seminary .

My friend, former Air Force Chaplain Newt Cole, has established a scholarship at Truett to support students preparing for a career as a military chaplain.

Right or Wrong?

Right or Wrong? Requiring theological education

Baptists in other parts of the world require pastors to receive theological education before they can serve churches. This seems to trump the Baptist distinctive of local-church autonomy. What do you think?


Editorial: Lessons learned from the JFK assassination

What can we learn from the stigma and shame Dallas felt in the assassination aftermath?

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