DOWN HOME: No, Topanga, leave that gecko alone

Life would be better if we would just do what our Master tells us to do.

EDITORIAL: Sane future: Go back to the basics

We must go back to the basics and focus our convention on tasks that require broad cooperation andaddress our state’s pressing needs—spiritual lostness and human misery.

Texas Baptist Forum

Any step taken by any Baptist entity that runs the risk of increasing distance from the BGCT, and thus from Texas Baptists, is a step that should never be taken.

Quotes in the News

“Audiences are often smarter than they’re given credit for. And I think they’re often drawn to films that raise genuine questions about our lives that demand a real ponder.” --Edward Norton

2nd Opinion: The deacon-pastor fellowship

No other group in all Christendom shares a more blessed fellowship than pastor and deacons. Ordained for a common cause, we share a spiritual kinship from which emerge some of the sweetest relationships this side of heaven.

IN FOCUS: Sharing the hope of Christ in the Valley

Texas Baptists launched Texas Hope 2010 from the border between El Paso and Brownsville. This week, we are back in McAllen to announce Hope 1:8.

RIGHT or WRONG? Baptist controversy

When and how will peace-makers attempt to end the corrosive denominational conflict, which goes against the grain of Baptist distinctives?

DOWN HOME: Does God care who wins at sports?

In the young-adult Sunday school—oh, yeah, Bible study—class I teach, we were offering prayer requests. “Don’t forget the Rangers,” someone called out.

EDITORIAL: Hard questions must be answered

Will messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting talk about the elephant in McAllen Convention Center this week?

Young Apostle Paulo

My 12-year-old friend, Paulo, started attending Bible studies about a month and a half ago. From the beginning, he was really eager to learn.

2nd Opinion: God provides strength for the day

Tresa Muir McNeal, a physician and member of First Baptist Church in Temple, found that caring for her mother, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease, led her to believe that "somehow, some way this experience must draw us and others closer to God."

Reading the Culture: Is America a Christian nation?

Midterm elections are upon us. Once again, we hear that America was founded as a Christian nation. For perspective, I turned to The Search for Christian America by Mark Noll, Nathan Hatch and George Marsden. Although nearly 30 years old, this exploration by three of America’s finest church historians proved fascinating.

IN FOCUS: Now is the time to focus on Hope 1:8

Religious diversity is a growing challenge, but not nearly as much as increasing secularity. Apathy appears to overshadow apostasy.
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