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Opinion: Don't call it an affair. Call it abuse of power

The murder trial of former pastor Matt Baker in Waco, Texas, last week was mesmerizing for many reasons. It involved sex, lies, premeditated murder, pornography and a clergy member. It should have been a work of fiction; it should never have happened in real life.
       

Stories of grace inspire trust in Jesus

BaptismPurchase an inexpensive, used hot tub from Craig’s list, find a way to transport it into a building, put a tarp inside it, patiently fill it up with lukewarm water from a hose, drape black bedsheets around it and it becomes something beautiful — a portable baptistry.
       

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What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate ...
       

Quotes in the News

“Christianity is a religion for sinners. It doesn’t encourage you to sin; it encourages you not to. But it provides a way of forgiveness and redemption. That’s what Tiger Woods, like many sinners, needs.” --Brit Hume
       

Texas Baptist Forum

Do we need a debate on whether Muslims should serve in the U.S. armed forces?
       

2nd Opinion: Finding a 3rd—Baptist—way ahead

I believe there is a path ahead for us that can learn from both Canterbury and Azusa Street but that reflects our own indigenous, organic history. It is a path that can mean a vibrant future for Baptists.
       

IN FOCUS: Are you ready for Resurrection Sunday?

These final few weeks of Texas Hope 2010 are the most important part of the mission. We should give it our best effort.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Ministry to immigrants

I tell our Sunday school class the stream of immigrants pouring into our city represents more of an opportunity than a challenge. What can we learn from them about doing mission with more integrity?
       

DOWN HOME: Unexpected sorrow relieved by faith

During the past few days, our family has experienced an unimaginable high and an almost-unbearable low: Lindsay lost her baby.
       

EDITORIAL: God, Haiti & judgmental Christians

Millions of Christians and Muslims debate whether adherents of the two faiths worship the same god. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I worship the same god as some other Christians. For example, take Pat Robertson. Please.
       

Seeing God’s Spirit at work in North Africa

A couple weeks ago, I visited a town about nine hours north of here to see some of the countryside and take a look at what the team working there was doing. It was beautiful and amazing—and the scenery was just half of it. 
       

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.

Cartoon: Haman as a boy.
       

Reading the Culture: Will America join the global awakening?

America can go the way of Europe. Or America can heed the call of God.
       

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