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Right or Wrong? Authentic relevance

How can churches move beyond mouthing an empty phrase and become truly relevant?
       

DOWN HOME: Nobody home but us guys & the dog

The Great Moment finally arrived for Ezra, my one and only grandchild, and me. His mama, Lindsay, and grandmama, Joanna, left us home alone together under the careful supervision of my dog, Topanga.
       

EDITORIAL: Did God really tell you to do that?

How should we—finite human beings—determine, much less claim, the will of infinite God Almighty?
       

Experiencing a Bhutanese wedding

Bhutanese weddingA few days ago, I had my first experience attending a traditional Hindu Bhutanese wedding.

       

2nd Opinion: Getting reacquainted with Jesus

A soft-spoken philosopher who wanders the countryside while telling heart-warming stories doesn't end up on a cross.
       

Cartoon

"I know I'm part of the body of Christ, but sometimes I feel like an appendix."
       

IN TOUCH: From Congreso, to Dallas, to camps

Texas Baptist Executive Director David Hardage continues to travel the state, speaking at conferences and listening to those involved in the state convention's varied ministries.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

I read the story about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship conference on sexuality in both the Baptist Standard and the rival state Baptist group's paper. I am not completely sure if it was the same conference or not.
       

Quotes in the News

Public debate today gives the impression that God cares about two issues in 21st- century USA—abortion rates and tax relief. --Ray Waddle
       

Right or Wrong? The new normal

Some people say our society's economic issues, theological persuasions and cultural norms comprise a "new normal." Are gospel values still important?
       

DOWN HOME: Abelias to zinnias: A planting parable

Since I've spent much of my adult life sitting at a keyboard writing words, you might expect I'm a big fan of Mark Twain. You'd be right.
       

EDITORIAL: Evangelism: Not just for extroverts

People who only know me casually typically think I'm an extrovert. This is a common projection upon people who have some form of public role.
       

2nd Opinion: The power of knowing your name

We draw out identities from our place of origin—both our geography and our family, early circles of friendship, our job, our education. And for the man or woman of faith, there comes a time when we turn to our identity as a creature under God..
       

IN TOUCH: From DBU to Hearne, & elsewhere

BGCT Executive Director David Hardage continues his travels, listening to and observing ministries across the state.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

"I am thankful for Limbaugh, one of a few conservative voices amid the dominating liberal media."
       
 
 

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