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Not gifted—just available

I have always been just a little uneasy when I hear the words “missions,” because I know that evangelism isn’t one of my spiritual gifts.

Experiencing Salmon Frenzy

salmon frenzy“Alaska is the closest place to heaven on earth.” That’s what a man on a plane to Alaska told one of my teammates.

Sowing gospel seed

Among other ministries, we have had the opportunity this summer to work with the youth group at Southside Baptist Church here in Fort Collins, Colo.

Seeing neighbors come to Christ

Within the first two weeks of arriving in Venezuela, we developed strong friendships with our neighbors.

Don’t swallow the lies

One of the biggest ways that Satan will try to get you is from the inside. He’ll tell you that you’re not worth anything—that you’re not doing any good in life.

Craving a better dessert

 It’s a Thursday night, and sitting across the table from me is a very unlikely contact—a high-powered business professional in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Commentary: BWA participation provokes stewardship

The Baptist World Alliance convenes our World Congress this week. Baptist Christians from more than 500 hundred countries are represented by the BWA. Among the very good friends that we will see are our mission partners from the countries supported by the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, India and the Philippines.

Cartoon

“When I said a higher power was here, I meant the electrical lineman.”

IN FOCUS: Southern Baptists miss out on BWA

I believe it is time for the Southern Baptist Convention to come back to the Baptist World Alliance. The SBC held a leadership role from the founding of the BWA in 1905 until a few years ago, when it voted to withdraw.

Quotes in the News

“I prayed multiple times a day, sang hymns with emotion and tears, felt each time that it wouldn't happen again, read the Bible every morning. ... So how in the world did I have a ‘torrid’—which is an accurate word—many-year affair?” --Mark Souder

Reading the Culture: Does morality require religion?

DenisonDoes morality require religion? This question was the topic for a debate in which I participated recently with the Dallas Philosopher’s Forum.

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.
 
 
 
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