In Touch

In Touch: Focus on education

I am so proud of the great partnership we enjoy with these Texas Baptist schools.


2nd Opinion: Keeper of the house

The final Sunday morning worship service of February was to be Roger Stewart’s last with his congregation. Instead, we held his memorial service.

holocaust and gun control

Letters: Holocaust and gun control

Holocaust and gun control

So why did the Nazis outlaw the personnel possession of fire arms in 1934? They said “to promote a more peaceful  and tranquil society.” We all know how that turned out.

Texas Baptist Hunger Offering

Editorial: Support the Hunger Offering, enrich desperate lives

If your church isn’t already collecting for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering, step up and lead out.

RIght or Wrong?

Right or Wrong: Suit up on Sunday?

Our church encourages people to “come as you are.” But this has generated a casual atmosphere that diminishes the dignity of worship. How can we welcome all people at church but maintain appropriate expectations for dress?

In Touch

In Touch: Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

I was honored to share about our Texas Baptist cooperative ministry with the deacons of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

Needing cellphones

Down Home: Needing my cell phone too much

Do you remember the “olden days”? You know what I’m talking about: Before cell phones.

Tim Tebow

Editorial: Tebowing, faith & 3 a.m. birthday parties

The Tim Tebow/ First Baptist Dallas dust-up provokes a question: How should Christians express their faith in a pluralistic world?


Letters: Petroleum-based transportation?

Petroleum-based transportation?

Would someone please ask the East Texas Baptist pipeline protestors how they made it to Washington, D.C., and back.

David Beckmann

Comment: Congress must address real roots of immigration

Bread for the World's David Beckmann explains that Jesus' admonition to welcome strangers into our midst could not be more salient than it is now.

fruit of the spirit

Right or Wrong? Fruit of the Spirit

The “fruits of the Spirit” seem to be more than mere metaphors. They are becoming more like verbs than nouns for me. Am I on the right track?

down home blocks

Down Home: A grandparent by any name …

At our grandson Ezra's age, new words stick to his little brain like lint on Velcro.


2nd Opinion: Reflections on courage from Benedict’s  resignation

A church leader putting the unity of the Church—his denomination—ahead of his own vision for its future. Would that Baptists had ears to hear and eyes to see.

In Touch

In Touch: BUA, associations, Black History Month and more

It was an absolute blessing for me to be part of Texas Baptists Day at the Baptist University of the Americas this month in San Antonio.

immigration reform

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the ‘stranger’

Four months ago, who would have dreamed resolving America’s immigration problems could become a fertile field for bipartisan endeavors?

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