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What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Quotes in the News

"It's a Christmas tree. In all honesty, I don't know what more to say about it." --Cullen Werwie

2nd Opinion: Progressing toward Christmas

When observed faithfully and progressively, Advent can prepare us for a Christmas celebration filled with mystical wonder and deep meaning—a spiritual communion that far exceeds the buzz of shallow commercialism.

IN FOCUS: Sing the carols of Christmas this year

Christmas is the subject of a number of wonderful carols and hymns. But remember that Mary, the shepherds and even the angels had their own hymns at the time of Jesus' birth.

Reading the Culture: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons

I have been encouraged and challenged by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 's triumphant faith. Two of his Christmas sermons especially moved me.

RIGHT OR WRONG? Post-denominational

Some people say this is a post-denominational era. Is thinking "denominationally" still valuable?

DOWN HOME: Incarnate love at Christmastime

The holidays will be extra-fun this year. It's the first Christmas for our new grandson, Ezra.

EDITORIAL: Let's make Christmas about peace

What if we truly celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace this Christmas? The implications would touch our lives far more personally and intimately than we might imagine.

2nd Opinion: Technology at the end of life

In end-of-life situations, what is the line between modern medicine serving the patient and technology gone awry?


"I'm sorry, but as I was turning around, I may have backed over your moped."

IN FOCUS: Share your best gift this Christmas

What is the best Christmas gift you ever got?

Texas Baptist Forum

We may be dinosaurs, but we're not extinct.

Quotes in the News

"Samson slew however many people. And Shamgar son of Anath struck down 600 people with an ox goad. Those numbers are nowhere near Dexter! But God has this way of using crazy, psychopath sort of people, these flawed messed-up folks, and I've always been drawn to that kind of storytelling." --Scott Reynolds

Right or Wrong? Religious test for office

Americans increasingly subject U.S. presidential candidates to questions and assumptions that amount to religious tests for their qualifications for office. How should Baptists respond to this trend?

DOWN HOME: Rain, imagination & our agnostic dog

The weird thing about living in a region that enjoys (endures?) all kinds of climate is what happens to your meteorological imagination.

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