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EDITORIAL: Balancing quantity & quality of life

Once upon a time, our family went to church with a man who wanted to live to be 140 years old.
       

Lack of proper parking a part of God’s plan

Students ResonateTo meet students’ needs on the cold, windy Washington State University campus, ministry teams from Resonate Church offer hot coffee, a warm cup of noodles and quick-energy granola bars.
       

Texas Baptist Forum: Need for prayer warriors

Just think what 100,000 groups of four and five people meeting once a week to pray for revival could accomplish.
       

Quotes in the News

“Especially when religious leaders are confronted with temptation or seduction, it is the responsibility of that leader to hold the line. They must model how to care for others. They should never take advantage of another’s neediness or vulnerability.”  --Diana Garland
       

Reading the Culture: The next population bomb?

Europe and North America are aging and becoming less significant for the global economy while the developing world is growing at unprecedented rates. Need-centered ministries in the world’s largest cities and Muslim populations will be even more critical in the coming decades.
       

2nd Opinion: Imagine a bucket list for believers

The book 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven offers a bucket list of inspirational and life-affirming things to do for believers.
       

IN FOCUS: Step up to provide hope for Haiti

These past weeks have been heart-wrenching as we have watched the events of the unprecedented tragedy in Haiti unfold.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Racism against Native American

As I’ve come to know Native Americans across my state, I’ve realized they suffer from racism that is as extreme as any I know. How can this be addressed?
       

DOWN HOME: The dad can only do part of the job

The problem with a daughter asking her dad to perform her wedding is figuring out who the excited couple will see for marriage counseling.
       

EDITORIAL: Unmistakable mark of character

Forgiveness just might be the most difficult spiritual practice commanded by Scripture.
       

Lessons learned from a visit to a retirement center

Here I was, my 21 years of age against her 95, and I suddenly got the feeling that maybe I didn’t know as much as I thought I did after all.
       

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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