2nd Opinion: Occupation, or call from God?

Jesus' call to discipleship is clear. It is exampled in foot washing (John 13:5), self-denial and cross-bearing (Luke 9:23). How often Jesus had to remind his disciples that seeking places of pre-eminence had no place in the kingdom of God (Matthew 20:20-27).

In Focus: Celebrate freedom found in Christ

One of the most interesting things about the attacks of 9/11 was that they were done in the name of religion.

Quotes in the News

"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'"-- Michele Bachmann

Reading the Culture: Unbroken

Unbroken, the latest book by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand, is one of the best nonfiction works I've ever read. The cover calls it "a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption." It is all that and more.

Right or Wrong? Micro loans

I've heard about small loans to the poor, but what are they, and how can I participate?

Down Home: Football will break you-know-what

Molly made me smile with joy and laugh out loud the morning after the green-and-gold Bears from her alma mater, Baylor University, upset the 14th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, 50-48, to start the 2011 college football season.

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.


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.


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