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Living Vine

Student in Savannah: Free at last

My journey to The Living Vine Maternity Home in Savannah, Ga., has been divinely orchestrated. Like the unwed expectant mothers who are housed there, I have been pregnant.

       
St. Petersburg

Student in Russia: 'Why am I here?'

Living here is not easy. Why am I here? For the same reason that I am here on Earth.

       
breadcrumbs

Editorial: Breadcrumbs in the bellybutton and other stunts

If Ezra could articulate his thoughts, we could understand why he decided to start sticking breadcrumbs in his belly button and then eating them.

       
Faith Fuel

2nd Opinion: Faith Fuel

What do you expect to get out of going to church?

       
Letters, Denominations

Letters: Denominations

(UPDATED) Man evolves. So does the way he worships. If not, we’d still be sacrificing goats.

       
Mission Centers of Houston

Houston: Viewing a city through barbed wire

Missions Centers of Houston serves two neighborhoods in the inner city—Near North Side and Magnolia.

       
beach vacation

Down Home: Go down to the sea and be refreshed

From a meteorological standpoint, the earlier a beach vacation falls in the summer, the better. But you can’t control the weather.

       
condolences

2nd Opinion: Why do condolence notes never get easier to write?

In the face of death, we must accept we’ll most likely say the wrong thing—but say something we must.

       
Pastoral vision

Right or Wrong? Pastoral 'vision'

Our church has had three pastors in five years, and each arrived with a “vision for the church" that met resistance that caused them to leave. Any advice?

       
Humility

Editorial: The possibility of being wrong

Humility is not earned. It’s bequeathed through mistakes, errors, blunders, gaffes and miscalculations.

       
Letters Calvinism

Letters: Calvinism

(UPDATED) If I believed in predestination, I would not attend church and certainly would not give a dime for evangelism. What difference would it make?

       
Baptists remarry?

Editorial: Baptists won’t remarry, but maybe we can do one thing

“Do you think Baptists ever will get back together again?” a young friend asked over lunch the other day.

       
Scouts decision

Letters: More on the Scouts decision

(UPDATED) If we, as Christians, turn our backs on this organization now; then, once again, as with prayer in schools, Satan has won.

       
Down Home Jacob's Dream

Down Home: How Ezra got thrown into the slammer

Even when we can’t be together, my grandson shows up in my life. Sometimes, in unexpected places.

       
Stewardship

Right or Wrong? Stewardship metaphor

In our stewardship campaign, our pastor keeps telling us, “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills.” I don’t follow his logic.

       
 
 
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