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Opening up on open-mic night

I continued to pray God would allow me to meet one person that I could invest in while I am in Colorado. Sometimes, it seems to take forever for that kind of prayer to be answered as I wait on God’s perfect timing. But this time, he answered my prayer that very night.

Reading the Culture: Except when Thomas Jefferson dined alone

Reflections on Thomas Jefferson and the importance of maintaining a free church in a free state.

RIGHT or WRONG? Early retirement

Shouldn’t people consider more than money when they think about retiring?

OPINION: Baptists shouldn’t take religious freedom for granted

If we fail to exercise our freedom responsibly or lose sight of the importance of having a government that is neutral toward religion, we can hardly claim the mantle of those Baptist heroes whose stories we love to tell.

IN FOCUS: Is this a post-denominational world?

We live in an increasingly secular world. Yet observing God at work in new and meaningful ways among our family reminds us we face unprecedented opportunities.

Texas Baptist Forum

"The BP Gulf oil spill was unintentional, but it was not an accident."

Quotes in the News

“‘Testimony envy’ may be part of any community, but we evangelicals seem to have a particular bent toward narrative one-upmanship.” --Christianity Today.

DOWN HOME: Loving each minute of tying the knot

I’m known as the sentimental, sappy daddy. Shoot, I cry during Hallmark commercials, so presiding at my daughters’ weddings has been a daunting endeavor.

EDITORIAL: Reasons we treasure religious liberty

Even though our culture seems faith-averse, religious expression is more robust in the United States than anywhere else in the West. Even though religious expression is enormously diverse, the practice of faith still is safer here than anywhere in the world.

Called to obey, not succeed

I remained in my seat, sulking in a sense of disbelief. Was this really happening to me? It was the day when Amanda, an intern I am serving with, and I were to walk onto the Japanese Technological Hosei University campus.

Hope for the hopeless

This summer, I am serving at a place called “Hope.” Actually, the clinic is called Nireekshana, but I asked a woman who worked there what it meant.

A Time to Dance

 The first night of my two-month stay here in Venezuela, I was introduced to an unconventional mode of evangelism that is effectively reaching Venezuelan youth—a breakdancing team called Yeshua.

Different way of thinking

Colorado has a completely different atmosphere than Texas—and I’m not just talking about the cooler weather. 
 
 
 
 
 
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