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Moving deeper into Maasai land

It was our third day in the bush, in the land of the Maasai.  And I had an opportunity to preach.  The service lasted five hours—nothing at all like an American church service. We missed lunch.

       

Arriving in the land of the Maasai

Two pastor friends that we’ve known throughout our time here in Kenya invited Andrew and me to visit them. Their homes were 30 to 50 kilometers from any type of city—or civilization, for that matter. We were in the bush.  And I loved it.
       

2nd Opinion: A tale for both Christmas & Easter

My favorite nonbiblical Christmas story has always been How the Grinch Stole Christmas. That, for sure, could have nothing to do with the Christ story from the Gospel of Luke, right? Well, yes and no.
       

IN FOCUS: Participate in Day of Hope and Prayer

The foundation for Texas Hope 2010 always has been prayer. I am unfamiliar with any noteworthy awakening that was not preceded by a significant commitment to prayer by God’s people.
       

Quotes in the News

“Christmas leads to Calvary." --Jim Denison
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Ethical pastor search

I’m chairing our pastor-search committee, and we haven’t found many resources to help us. Can you suggest ethical guidelines for our committee to keep in mind?
       

Texas Baptist Forum

There’ll always be a Christmas
       

DOWN HOME: A little praise for long road trips

If you’re part of a family that shovels the kids into the ol’ vehicle and takes out on a long car trip at Christmas, I’ve got one word to say to you: Lucky.
       

EDITORIAL: We need a lot of Christmas this year

More and more, I’m grateful for Christmas because I’m increasingly aware of how much we need it.
       

Learning from the Maasai

The Maasai people are a nomadic tribe scattered across Kenya and Tanzania—one of 42 tribes in Kenya. Isaac Olonapa and Moses Parsoi are Maasai pastors studying at Kenya Baptist Theological College, on the same compound as the Wayland Baptist-Kenya campus in Limuru. Isaac and Moses are finishing their degrees while continuing to their home churches in the bush country of Maasai land. These are their stories.
       

Opinion: The advent of Christmas craziness

The United States’ habit of Christmas craziness began, just like reminders of the holiday season itself, early this year.
       

Still praying for one troubled student

The school term has ended here at the high school in Kenya where I’ve been teaching, coaching basketball and leading Bible studies. It was sad to see the kids off. I’m going to miss them.
       

Switzerland ban on Islamic minarets only heightens tensions

Swiss voters supported a referendum to ban the building of minarets in Switzerland. The ban certainly runs contrary to Switzerland’s reputation as a bastion of freedom and tolerance. And it will only exacerbate tensions between Christians and Muslims.

       

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