Right or Wrong? Is any career choice a calling?

So many Christians denigrate vocational/career choices like practicing law. But I grew up thinking any career choice is a calling. How can we cultivate that idea?

DOWN HOME: A Marv (or Mary) by any other name ...

The name "Marv" so unusual that, in the unlikely event I become a pop star, I’ll use just one name: Marv. But people tend to see what they expect to see. So, for years, I’ve received countless letters addressed, “Dear Mary.”

EDITORIAL: Tough times & terrific opportunity

In a time of budget deficits and government spending cuts, Christians are faced with a lot of ministry toward the poor and the powerless.

Texas Baptist Forum

Regulations of production, sale, possession and use of weapons need to be strengthened and enforced with vigor.

Quotes in the News

“My heart hurts when I hear ‘misguided liberals’ and ‘crazy fundamentalists’ thrown around as derogatory stereotypes." --Kate Hanch

2nd Opinion: Churches manage myriad changes

Church as faith community is steadily replacing church as bricks and mortar.

IN FOCUS: God loved the world; so must we

As I look at the world and the gospel, I am reminded the reason for hope is the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. It is hope I can share personally.

Reading the Culture: Social media and the revolution in Egypt

“The Political Power of Social Media” is a fascinating essay in the January-February edition of Foreign Affairs. Clay Shirky, professor of new media at New York University, documents examples of social revolution fomented by social media.

RIGHT or WRONG? Responding to an empty nest

My spouse and I are about to experience the “empty nest.” Most couples get little guidance on making this transition. What advice can you give us?

DOWN HOME: Panorama of life in just a few weeks

This young year has yanked our family up and down the stairs that scale the stages of life.

EDITORIAL: Democracy, principles & pragmatism

The U.S. response to revolution in Egypt raises vital questions for Christians, particularly American Christians, as we ponder our faith-informed responsibility to our world.

Brokenness and beauty

The other day, as Kristi and I headed to Dilli and Bhuma’s house, we saw two Iraqi kids playing outside. As we walked closer, we saw a beer bottle shattered right where they were playing.

Opinion: Why should Christians care about human trafficking?

human traffickingWhen Christians turn a blind eye to the horror of human trafficking, they ignore the directive of Christ that we love one another.

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