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IN FOCUS: Continue to celebrate in Easter’s light

Easter is the day we celebrate the victory of our resurrected Lord. Did you ever wonder what would have happened if Easter had not come?
       

2nd Opinion: Fiscal responsibility & moral sanity

David Gushee believes this is the time for deliberative decision-making about our nation’s long-term fiscal responsibility and moral sanity.
       

DOWN HOME: Grammar at 100: Redefining age

Some people consider it impolite to mention a lady’s age. But Helena Margaret Loewen Moore is 100.
       

EDITORIAL: The Book, by any other name ...

What’s your favorite translation of the Bible? Tough question, isn’t it? As we’ve planned this celebration of the King James, I’ve tried to pick a favorite, and I can’t do it. God’s blessings are just too abundant.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

John Piper is controversial because he says anyone who ultimately disagrees with his view of God’s sovereignty will “reject God” and “reject the biblical testimony” and “perish forever.”
       

Cartoon

“You do Bible studies in your home, eh? Tell me about these minor prophets.”
       

2nd Opinion: The cost that love requires

Our Creator, who has written the pattern of the great story on our hearts, understands the value of great cost. He spared nothing for us, and we are to spare nothing for him.
       

IN FOCUS: Bees & Baptists: ‘Can’t do it alone’

An example from the insect world explains why Texas Baptists should plan to go to the annual meeting in Amarillo Oct. 23-26.
       

Quotes in the News

“I commend you for forcefully rejecting, in your recent book, a false charge that has been a foundation for the hatred of the Jewish people for many centuries.” --Benjamin Netanyahu
       

Reading the Culture: Generational insight from an unexpected source

Every pastor I know is dealing with the challenges of ministering to generations as divergent as the World War II “Builders,” the post-War “Boomers,” the technology-driven “Gen X” and their children, “Gen Y.” An article in the current edition of Foreign Affairs may provide insight from an unexpected source.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Keeping the Sabbath

So many people talk about observing the Sabbath on Sundays. But isn’t the Sabbath a deeper principle than just a day of the week? How should Christians incorporate the Sabbath principle into their lives?
       

DOWN HOME: Topanga, a squeaky ball & cosmic fetch

I’ve thought quite a bit about how Topanga plays fetch, and I’ve decided it’s all about control.
       

EDITORIAL: Would you have been Jesus’ friend?

If we follow Jesus’ example, we extend the circle of love. Not just to the lovely. Not just to the ones who loved us first. Not just to the ones whose bartered affection benefits us.
       
 
 
 
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