In Touch: Of radio, friends, bivocationals & BWA

Summer is more than halfway behind us, and I've heard so many good reports from our churches about their time at Vacation Bible School, youth and children's camp, and mission trips.

Texas Baptist Forum

"I neglected to give credit where it is due in my response when accepting the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award from Associated Baptist Press." -- Toby Druin.

Quotes in the News

"The rest of the country should take a good look at the situation in Texas, because this is what happens when you keep Medicaid enrollment as low as possible and don't undertake insurance reforms." --Elena M. Marks

Right or Wrong? Cyber-bullying

A friend of mine has been receiving emails from her pastor, and I think he's a cyber-bully. What legal guidelines define cyber-bullying, even if a minister does the emailing?

DOWN HOME: Head-on crash, precious reminders

Life turns in an instant. Our family relearned that ancient truth July 4, when a southbound car careened into the northbound lane of a rural highway in southwestern Oklahoma, crashing head-on into my parents' minivan.

EDITORIAL: The 'God particle' & the Creator

Unless you've been sucked into a black hole, you've heard of the Higgs boson. Raise your hand if, when you first saw "the God particle" in a headline, you plowed into the story to see if scientists had discovered a subatomic something that explains and/or verifies the existence of God. Me, too.

Cuba: Allowing the Spirit to speak

I've had a blast living among the Cuban people. They are really fun to be around, and they want their families to know Christ.

Colorado: The gift of servanthood

Not long ago, my partner, Gabby, and I grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for more than 130 people for Pursuit Church in Fort Collins, Colo., after Sunday worship

Philadelphia: Eight stops for Jesus

Ever feel like the best place to share the gospel might just be while you’re in transit, on your way to share it somewhere else?

Opinion: A 25-year absentee visits the SBC

Recently, I attended the Southern Baptist Convention Pastor's Conference and SBC annual meeting in New Orleans—for the first time in 25 years. It felt like the aliens had landed.

Love as God loves

When we pulled up to the orphanage and got out of the car, I almost started crying.



Found faithful

By definition, “faithful” means loyal, constant, and steadfast. To be honest, there most definitely have been times in my life where I would not use those words to describe myself.  But I’m learning.

Genuine trumps polite

I have been incredibly humbled to be in this great city of Philadelphia. I came into this ready to be shut down, intimidated and in fear of the people. Making assumptions is never a positive start, and I learned the error of my ways pretty soon.

Culture shock in Cuba

The humid warm weather, palm trees and dark red dirt captured my attention as we left the airport upon our arrival in Havava.

Making friends in Thailand

My first time in a Thai church made a deep impression on me.

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