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Quotes in the News

“There’s a lot of actors in need of prayers. And I’m one of them.”--Anthony Michael Hall
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Going green

When I tried to start a recycling program at our church, I heard comments like, “Are you some kind of tree hugger?” or “This ‘green’ approach sounds like hippie stuff from the ’60s.” So, how can I get our church to do the right thing, even when some members oppose it?
       

DOWN HOME: Time traveling across generations

The aged photograph must be magnetized. It keeps pulling me back to gaze into an instant—a fraction of a second—sliced and preserved from a morning 82 autumns ago.
       

EDITORIAL: Changing Texas, changing churches

The Baptist General Convention of Texas’ changing ethnicity highlights research conducted by BGCT information analyst Clay Price and profiled in this edition of the Baptist Standard.
       

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Cartoon: I just had my pacemaker adjusted...
       

DOWN HOME: Unintention & oscillation

Sometimes, the Law of Unintended Consequences smacks you upside the head.
       

EDITORIAL:Awakening versus cultural captivity

If—as some observers claim—flames of spiritual awakening are fanning across the globe, then why have they seemingly leapt over the United States?

       

IN FOCUS: Why do we need a state convention?

In a few days, messengers will gather in Houston from across Texas for our annual meeting. As we approach this time together, we should ask ourselves, “What is the primary purpose of Texas Baptists?” My answer is to reach Texas for Christ.
       

Texas Baptist Forum: Internet rumors

You are correct in saying Christians should hold ourselves to the highest standards in truth-telling.
       

Quotes in the News

"All of God’s children need to be covered."--Jim Wallis
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Baptist heritage

Younger generations in our church don’t seem to connect with stories of Baptist heroes who dealt with the moral crises of their day. So, how can we communicate the values upon which our forebears stood?
       

Cultural perceptions and misconceptions

I had an interesting lunch conversation with my coworkers here in Kenya—one that prompted me to think about how our assumptions are often misconceptions.
       

Quotes in the News

“If you saw a woman struck by a car, would you call an ambulance right away? Or would you first ask for her papers to make sure she was not an illegal immigrant?”--E.J. Dionne
       

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