Reading the Culture: China, America and the gospel

There is a remarkable window of opportunity for Christian expansion in China today. Some missiologists believe there are 100,000 conversions there every day.

RIGHT or WRONG? Oil-spill outrage

As crude oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, everyone seemed to focus more on finger-pointing than on taking responsibility and finding solutions to the disaster. Where can a citizen lodge a legal complaint that would bring damage-control to bear upon a situation like this?

DOWN HOME: 60 seconds that changed my life

Running has kept me healthy. Many times, it’s kept me sane. It all started at a defining moment in seventh grade.

EDITORIAL: An inevitable test of Christian faith

Two of my friends differed in how they faced death. Both taught vital lessons.

Meteors for Christ

Recently, we took children to the Tahoe Lake beach, and I held hands with four-year-old Rorie, a little boy very interested in outer space.

Future leaders trained in Uganda

Uganda group“If you could tell the whole world one thing, what would it be?” I asked a Ugandan girl as I recorded her answer on my camera.

Fellowship, food and fun

Uganda foodThe faint smell of rain in the air mixed with the aroma of foods from nations around the world as people gathered for a party at the Center of Hope in Uganda.

Texas Baptist Forum

More than a war of words regarding militant Islamic terrorism, we need Muslim activists!

Quotes in the News

“Demons aren’t lazy. Christians are.” --Pastor Donald Crosby

2nd Opinion: The great passage of Genevieve

As I reflected on what transpired in the moments before and after her death, Genevieve seemed like so much more than “just” a dog. She was, like her eyes, soulful. C.S. Lewis pondered aloud about such “soulish” creatures and whether they, like us, live on in the hereafter.

IN FOCUS: Starting churches is a BGCT priority

The Southern Baptist North American Mission Board recently honored Texas Baptists for starting more congregations in 2009 than any other state group. This was the second year in a row the BGCT led all state conventions in church starts and the third year out of the last four.


Following a recent service at our church, a visitor tripped over a curb. She maintained to people around her that she was all right but then asked for an ambulance to carry her two and a half blocks to the hospital. By the late afternoon, she was asking for money from the church to cover personal expenses. What should we do?

DOWN HOME: Sonogram says: Things are changin’

Not only will Jo and I figure out how to be grandparents. But we’ll also figure out how to relate to a little manchild.
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