RIGHT or WRONG? Bio-ethics

As medicine implements stem-cell research, genetic engineering and other scientific achievements, are we violating the created will of God?

DOWN HOME: Pondering Popo, but looking ahead

Popo’s been on my mind all week. I always think about Mother’s father a lot this time of year. His birth day was Aug. 2—the same day as this edition of the Baptist Standard—104 years ago.

EDITORIAL: Time to talk about missions methods

Certainly, Baptists could bankroll many more missionaries if we were so inclined. But we also need to think about how we can make our missions money go further. Is training and maintaining large career forces the best way to accomplish global missions today?

Texas Baptist Forum (updated)

At last, we should make our cry a public lamentation for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Relying on God’s strength

We made our weekly trip to the countryside, but this time, the pastor didn’t accompany us.


Commentary: Religion and Foreign Policy

Once considered a private matter by western policymakers, religion is now playing an increasingly influential role – both positive and negative – in the public sphere.

Video surveys & divine appointments

One of the ways we help Inside Out church as the congregation is trying to get started here in Fort Collins, Colo., is by doing video surveys downtown.

Candy and Jesus

Candy and JesusLast week offered my teammates and me a welcome change of pace—serving in Vacation Bible School.

Knowing neighbors

Every Tuesday, we visit a few families from the church who live in the countryside.

Gospel seeds, rocky soil

I’ve been learning to never doubt when, where or how God will use one of his servants.

Living missionally, building relationships

So often, sharing our faith with a neighbor means to walk up and invite him to church. But for many, it seems church is becoming an outdated way to persuade the world.

Opinion: Truth and ‘Baptist Holy War’ casualties

“Truth is the first casualty of war,” the old adage proclaims. Consequently, a couple of truth-tellers became early victims of the Baptist Holy War.

Boldly sharing the gospel

One day we went to the house of a girl named Kelly from church.
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