Jamaica: Poverty in paradise

Kevin ZarateUsually, when people think of Jamaica, they think about the glamorous luxury resorts and vacationing in the Caribbean. They forget Jamaica has impoverished citizens who are holding on for dear life.


Speaking a universal language in Haiti

Miranda MoonAs our team arrived at the Port-Au-Prince airport, I couldn't help but notice the darkness surrounding us. This country is still hurting, still broken, and still yearning for a glimpse of hope in the destruction of the earthquake nearly two years ago. My heart grew weary, knowing there was no way we could help all of them. We were only 13 people, and the nation of Haiti needs a God-sized miracle.


Finding fulfillment

Over winter break, I had the opportunity to travel to East Asia to talk to college students about the true meaning of Christmas.


Leaning Tower of Babel.

Texas Baptist Forum

"Telling the pastor" doesn't fulfill eitheryour Christian or legal obligation when it comes to child abuse.

Quotes in the News

"Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey." --Jon Bon Jovi

2nd Opinion: Lessons learned 'the hard way'

Instead of year-end analyses and new-year resolutions, I prefer to share important lessons I have learned. Most came the hard way. That's the first lesson: The easy way rarely leads anywhere worth going.


IN FOCUS: A glance back, then into a new year

Welcome to a new year. This is the time of year that we major on reflection and resolution. Let me spend a little time on a few of the highlights as we move into 2012.

Reading the Culture: The future of Western civilization

Is America in decline? What will the new year bring our nation? Niall Ferguson's analysis of Western culture in his book Civilization: The West and the Rest might provide an answer.

RIGHT or WRONG? How we treat immigrants

What can we do to help resolve the debate over "illegal immigration?"

DOWN HOME: Great gratitude on a winter run

Sometimes, skimpy expectations succumb to soaring experiences.

EDITORIAL: 'Mormon issue' echoes previous era

Election years present a challenge to Christian conscience: How should you express your faith with your ballot?

In Haiti, homes that Jesus built

Stuart HarrisTwelve other people and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week in Guibert, Haiti, doing construction at a boy's orphanage. Our work including pouring concrete, putting new windows into one of the rooms and painting two other rooms, one of which became a new living area for the youngest boys at the orphanage.


Flight delay opens opportunity

Israel MendezAs Israel Mendez, a student at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, was attempting to fly out of San Antonio for New York on a GoNowMissions trip, a flight delay opened an opportunity for sharing the gospel.


Remember Christian charities at end of year, ECFA president says

Christmas is a season of sharing, our last opportunity to finish the year well. Let's end 2011 strong with generous gifts to churches and charities that are doing the work of Christ in a hurting world.

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