"Does your dogma bite?"

2nd Opinion: Telling truth about the Civil War

As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War this year, a new Harris Interactive Poll suggests 54 percent of Americans believe the South seceded over states rights, not slavery. That would have been news to the folks at the helm of the Confederacy.

IN FOCUS: Don’t look up; look out into the world

The promise of the end of the world has once again come and gone. The angels who were with Jesus asked an interesting question, “Why do you stand here looking at the sky?” They remind us not to look up, but to look out to a world that needs the hope of Christ.

Opinion: Being Baptist–An Interracial Journey

For professor Bill Leonard, African-American congregations served as sanctuaries of healing and grace after the vicious infighting of the "Baptist wars."

Texas Baptist Forum

"I was appalled that the Baptist Standard would print the article about Osama bin Laden."

DOWN HOME: Not really raptured, but certainly moved

Radio preacher Harold Camping infamously muffed his prediction that Judgment Day would occur May 21. But for awhile there, I almost wished he had been correct.

EDITORIAL: Letting go: From idolatry to faith

Letting go is the ability, as well as the willingness, to relinquish control of and obsession about plans and situations and other people, both past and present.

2nd Opinion: Writing toward grace & beauty

The poet apostle John understood the grace and joy, the lyrical power, of language.

IN FOCUS: Plant seeds here, near & far from here

The last pallet of multimedia discs we called the Texas Hope 2010 CDs are headed to Guadalajara to be used as witnessing tools at the Pan American Games this summer.

Texas Baptist Forum

God & natural disasters


Quotes in the News

“The focal point of the day is the dinner table, a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. … The shared evening meal is the time for gathering together, the time when meaning is made clear—the value and validity of our lives. There have been times of trouble when the dinner table has been the only affirmation available.” --Madeleine L’Engle

Right Or Wrong? Church vocations

It has been said that church vocations no longer attract the “best and brightest” young Christians. Do believe that is true? If so, what should we do about it?

DOWN HOME: Dogs, tricks, treats & what’s in heaven

Through the years, I’ve realized Topanga has turned the tables on me. While I thought I was teaching her some tricks, she knew she was training me.
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