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2nd Opinion: See Jesus in people who know him

I’ve learned the best way to see Jesus is in the people who know him.
       

IN FOCUS: Where is God in our times of crisis?

I recently participated in a worship service at a Baptist World Alliance meeting where we received direct reports about the devastation of Haiti and Chile following the destructive earthquakes.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

I believe a movement that has come into vogue in the last several years—namely “cowboy churches”—may not necessarily be a desirable phenomenon.
       

Quotes in the news

“We know what it means to care for children through extended families. We are committed to work on behalf of those who are most vulnerable in the aftermath of this tragedy and to labor to help children know safety, security and nurturing care.” --David Goatley
       

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.
       

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