Proper diet

Right or Wrong? Proper diet

The Apostle Paul taught that one’s body is a temple before God. So, should we become concerned about eating what one health care specialist called “the three white poisons”—sugar, flour and salt?


Down Home: Put on your jammies, brush your teeth and say, “Thanks”

How do you feel when you crawl into bed at night? Thanksgiving can help.

Hunger Offering

Editorial: Ants, Texas Baptists, Mother’s Day & world hunger

Individually, ants aren’t so smart. But collectively, they possess enormous intelligence. Could Texas Baptists learn from our insect friends?

Pape shares mate

2nd Opinion: Advice to ministers– Pass the mate

The pope's habit of sharing mate with friends offers a lesson in conversation and ministry for evangelicals.

Same-sex marriage

Editorial: How evangelical Christians undermined marriage

Evangelical Christians lost the battle for saving “traditional” marriage by forfeiting the moral high ground.

Peter's denial

Editorial: Do we still deny knowing Jesus?

Easter is hope’s truest harbinger. Amidst war, financial uncertainty, violence and divorce, Easter delivers hope.

Garage Door fiasco

Down Home: POP! BOOM! and asking for help

The POP! and the BOOM! proceeded according to Murphy’s Law #347, Section A, Paragraph 17, Subparagraph iii.

Business meeting disunity

Right or Wrong? Business meeting disunity

Our church business meetings have become increasingly partisan. How can we overcome disunity, which denies the idea we are brothers and sisters in Christ?

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.

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