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EDITORIAL: A clear view beside a hospital bed

How the world would be different if we treasured each life as dearly as the lives closest to our own.
       

In a dry and thirsty land

So this is a drought. Many of us have never really seen one.
       

Cartoon

Foot-washing service, followed by the sermon: "The callousness of man."
       

2nd Opinion: Opening hearts to love 'enemies'

When I heard about the death of Osama bin Laden from people at the mosque in my neighborhood, I was in shock. Little did I know we both lived in the same country—Pakistan.
       

IN FOCUS: Seeking lost is the Father's passion

If I read Scripture correctly, the desire to find a lost daughter and the joy of finding her I felt is nothing compared to the passion our heavenly Father has for finding his lost children.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

I was extremely happy when finally an elected official called for a prayer rally.
       

Quotes in the News

"Why would we need to position ourselves through prayer to receive rain? Perhaps God intends to use the drought to show a self-sufficient culture our need of his provision. Perhaps he wants to answer our prayers so as to show a skeptical world that he is real and that prayer is powerful."--Jim Denison
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Religious test

Even though the U.S. Constitution states, "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States," some people apply ad hoc religious tests to vet candidates. What can be done to counter this practice?
       

Two Lies for Labor Day: A transforming theology of work

As Labor Day approaches, let's separate deception from truth and construct a biblical theology of work that will transform us on Sunday and empower us on Monday.

       

DOWN HOME: 'Ezra time' equals happy time

Late summer 2011 will go down on our calendar as "Ezra Time."
       

EDITORIAL: 9/11: Still living in a long shadow

Chances are, you recall exactly where you were and what you were doing the moment you knew nobody ever would forget Sept. 11, 2001.
       

Discipleship

During our last few weeks in the village, my team was able to disciple some new believers through daily Bible studies.
       

Opinion: I apologized to Vicki today

Vicki Turner is my bright, vivacious and hard-working assistant. She is a strong woman, and she is African-American. She has been on the Gaston Oaks Baptist Church staff for almost 25 years. Vicki and I shared our experience of both recently viewing the film The Help.
       
 
 

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