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EDITORIAL: Good news in the demographic shift

Christianity is growing most rapidly in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Within about a generation, only about 20 percent of Christians will be white. The vast majority will be Hispanic, African and Asian.
       

At the feet of Jesus in the Colorado Rockies

Time flew by during my first week in Fort Collins, Colo., and I feel like we have had a month of activity going on.
       

Claiming the authority of Christ

I was talking to some of the people from another mission team working with us about how I was struggling with being here in Philadelphia.
       

Close calls and God's provision

God is all around, even in the hustle and bustle of the Shibuya area of Tokyo, Japan.
       

Set apart for service in Philadelphia

Living in Texas all my life, I never really realized how thick my accent is. But after being in Philadelphia just a few days, I have quickly realized how strong my southern drawl is, and believe me when I say that I’m not the only one who has noticed.
       

Ministry begins before the flight lands

I haven’t even been here a week, and already God has done some amazing things. From the beginning, God has used our mission team in awesome ways.
       

Reading the Culture: Hand washing and elephants

When confronted with more facts than we could possibly ever absorb, it's good to remember that “The Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed” (1 Samuel 2:3). He is reading your heart as you read these words.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Denominational loyalty

I’m watching friends who graduated from Baptist seminaries change denominations. I’m beginning to think they are no different than politicians who change political party affiliations to get re-elected. What is the appropriate sense of denominational loyalty these days?
       

IN FOCUS: Is God calling you to be a missionary?

If we are going to be Acts 1:8 Christ-followers who are witnesses to our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth, then many of our folks must be willing to be missionaries.
       

2nd Opinion: Congregations need a sanctuary

What has happened to reverence for God and respect for the sanctuary of God?
       

Texas Baptist Forum

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Great Commission Task Force report, like Brutus with Caesar, shows up late and then praises our Cooperative Program before assassinating it.
       

Cartoon

The phrase “out-foxed” is coined.

       

Quotes in the News

“Saying this year’s increase in baptisms is good news is like bragging your state moved from the 47th to 46th state in educational achievement. It’s better, but it’s not time for a parade.” --Ed Stetzer
       
 
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