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EDITORIAL:Awakening versus cultural captivity

If—as some observers claim—flames of spiritual awakening are fanning across the globe, then why have they seemingly leapt over the United States?

IN FOCUS: Why do we need a state convention?

In a few days, messengers will gather in Houston from across Texas for our annual meeting. As we approach this time together, we should ask ourselves, “What is the primary purpose of Texas Baptists?” My answer is to reach Texas for Christ.

Texas Baptist Forum: Internet rumors

You are correct in saying Christians should hold ourselves to the highest standards in truth-telling.

Quotes in the News

"All of God’s children need to be covered."--Jim Wallis

RIGHT or WRONG? Baptist heritage

Younger generations in our church don’t seem to connect with stories of Baptist heroes who dealt with the moral crises of their day. So, how can we communicate the values upon which our forebears stood?

Cultural perceptions and misconceptions

I had an interesting lunch conversation with my coworkers here in Kenya—one that prompted me to think about how our assumptions are often misconceptions.

Quotes in the News

“If you saw a woman struck by a car, would you call an ambulance right away? Or would you first ask for her papers to make sure she was not an illegal immigrant?”--E.J. Dionne

Cartoon: Googling sins

Cartoon: “My Internet search came up empty. I’m seeking forgiveness.”

2nd Opinion: Globalism & the future of Baptists

Baptist globalism is nothing new. It began when William Carey and his family landed in India in 1793.

IN FOCUS: Acts 1:8 world is messy and dynamic

The world of 2009 is quite different from 1985. Shouldn’t we be thinking of new and innovative ways to fulfill the Great Commission?

Texas Baptist Forum: Baylor alumni proposal, for and against

The Baylor alumni proposal, for and against

RIGHT or WRONG? Workplace guidelines

Are workplace guidelines legal, ethical or both-and?

DOWN HOME: Watching our kids change our world

We crouched behind bushes in front of Pat Neff Hall.  We were waiting for our children to stroll up the sidewalk. Waiting for a moment that would change all our lives.

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