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Do we need a debate on whether Muslims should serve in the U.S. armed forces?

2nd Opinion: Finding a 3rd—Baptist—way ahead

I believe there is a path ahead for us that can learn from both Canterbury and Azusa Street but that reflects our own indigenous, organic history. It is a path that can mean a vibrant future for Baptists.

IN FOCUS: Are you ready for Resurrection Sunday?

These final few weeks of Texas Hope 2010 are the most important part of the mission. We should give it our best effort.

RIGHT or WRONG? Ministry to immigrants

I tell our Sunday school class the stream of immigrants pouring into our city represents more of an opportunity than a challenge. What can we learn from them about doing mission with more integrity?

DOWN HOME: Unexpected sorrow relieved by faith

During the past few days, our family has experienced an unimaginable high and an almost-unbearable low: Lindsay lost her baby.

EDITORIAL: God, Haiti & judgmental Christians

Millions of Christians and Muslims debate whether adherents of the two faiths worship the same god. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I worship the same god as some other Christians. For example, take Pat Robertson. Please.

Seeing God’s Spirit at work in North Africa

A couple weeks ago, I visited a town about nine hours north of here to see some of the countryside and take a look at what the team working there was doing. It was beautiful and amazing—and the scenery was just half of it. 

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Reading the Culture: Will America join the global awakening?

America can go the way of Europe. Or America can heed the call of God.

2nd Opinion: Thanksgiving: The opposite of faith

Why do we find it difficult to voice praise to God with any confidence for future blessings.

IN FOCUS: It’s time to change the conversation

The Global Language Monitor has announced “Twitter” is the top word for 2009. It is followed by “Obama,” “H1N1,” “stimulus” and “vampire.” The top phrases are “King of Pop,” “Obama-mania,” “climate change,” “swine flu” and “too large to fail.”

Texas Baptist Forum: Pastoral expectations

A pastor search committee needs to prepare a written resumé to define the candidate who would fulfill the church’s expectations.

Quotes in the News

“Churches need to realize that kids are not the church of the future; they are the church of the present. The church is not merely to reach the adults, but to reach the entire body of Christ.”--Donald Ratcliff

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