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RIGHT or WRONG? Strategic planning

In deacons’ meeting, our pastor suggested strategic planning for our congregation. He received responses like, “We’ve never done that” and “Seems like a waste of time and energy.” Not only did this affect our pastor negatively, but I also think we are missing an opportunity. What do you think?

DOWN HOME: How to run a half marathon

Shame is a powerful motivator. That’s how I came to be shivering in the middle of Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth early on a frigid Saturday morning.

EDITORIAL: Six things to know about preaching

If you excel at exegeting Scripture but you don’t apply it to our lives, you haven’t really preached. And if you talk knowingly about life today but don’t ground your guidance in the Bible, you haven’t really preached. A great sermon requires both.

College students fill Buckets of Hope for Haiti

Buckets for HaitiFifteen college students in the Northwest gathered in a friend’s apartment to pray for the 10 families in Haiti who would receive the buckets of food they put together. Each five-gallon bucket filled with various food staples has the makings of 100 meals and is meant to feed a Haitian family for a week.

Sorority girls hear they are valued and loved

Student prizesGod opened doors for Resonate Church to partner with Redeemed Girl Ministries to host a “Girls Night Out” event for sorority women from the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

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All Peter's practice as a boy will one day pay off.

2nd Opinion: Are the best days behind us now?

The blindness of self-serving is rampant. Self-sacrifice and personal ethics give way to the smug pieties of religious ideology. I look for spine, like my grandfather had.

IN FOCUS: God will answer when his people pray

In the Old Testament, God is referred to as Father only 15 times. Yet Jesus addresses God as Father 170 times in the gospels.

Texas Baptist Forum

My friends on the Baylor University board of regents are urging patient understanding from our Texas Baptist family concerning the appointment of Kenneth Starr as president of the university.

Quotes in the News

“I've never met a person who intended to ruin his or her life. It's the tiny transgressions, the minor deceptions, the trivial decisions that start the slide into the swamp. If we turn down the lights slowly enough, our eyes adjust to the dark. So do our souls.” --Jim Denison

Reading the Culture: The logic of terrorism

Cross-cultural dialogue is essential for Christians concerned about the Muslim world.

RIGHT or WRONG? Ethical guidelines

Some people act as if the Ten Commandments were the only ethical guidelines in the Old Testament. Aren’t ethical values stated in other ways in the Old Testament?

DOWN HOME: Heaven is louder, funnier, happier

Irreplaceable. That’s the first word that came to mind when my friend David notified me Bill Wright died.

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