DOWN HOME: Hot dog, it’s time to talk about hell

Some people call these the “dog days” of summer. If you ask me, that seems awfully unfair to canines.

EDITORIAL: Hot letters & Baptists’ priesthood

Some Baptists cannot embrace the paradoxes that result from the priesthood of all believers. They focus on the logical fact that opposing views cannot simultaneously be correct. And since they are sure they are correct, they are certain those who disagree with them must be wrong.

Texas Baptist Forum (Updated)

I still am in shock over the cut in insurance benefits for our retired Southwestern Seminary professor.

Love perseveres

God’s love truly has no limits. I have seen this proven true in countless ways in my life and in the lives of others—for example, the way God used Mike, Jarred and me to love one particular guy this summer here in Colorado.

God will do wonders

Christians in Venezuela are consecrating themselves, waiting for God to do wonders in their nation.

Father Abraham had many sons

Remember the motions to “Father Abraham,” the silly song for children? If you grew up attending Sunday school or kids choir, chances are it’s stuck in your memory.

Commentary: Decision on Islamic Center in tradition of religious liberty

New York City officials have taken care to treat the planned Islamic center the same way they would treat plans for a YMCA or Jewish community center in this space.  In so doing, these officials have honored core dictates of religious freedom.

Not gifted—just available

I have always been just a little uneasy when I hear the words “missions,” because I know that evangelism isn’t one of my spiritual gifts.

Experiencing Salmon Frenzy

salmon frenzy“Alaska is the closest place to heaven on earth.” That’s what a man on a plane to Alaska told one of my teammates.

Sowing gospel seed

Among other ministries, we have had the opportunity this summer to work with the youth group at Southside Baptist Church here in Fort Collins, Colo.

Seeing neighbors come to Christ

Within the first two weeks of arriving in Venezuela, we developed strong friendships with our neighbors.

Don’t swallow the lies

One of the biggest ways that Satan will try to get you is from the inside. He’ll tell you that you’re not worth anything—that you’re not doing any good in life.

Craving a better dessert

 It’s a Thursday night, and sitting across the table from me is a very unlikely contact—a high-powered business professional in Shibuya, Tokyo.
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