"I thank my lucky stars every day that I don't believe in astrology."

IN TOUCH: DOMs, retirees, chaplains & students

Your Baptist Building staff, led by Lorenzo Peña and Susan Ater, hosted a wonderful group of Texas Baptist directors of missions in your Baptist Building recently.

Reading the Culture: What I think of The Harbinger

Jonathan Cahn's The Harbinger is one of the bestselling Christian books of 2012. The subtitle reveals Cahn's thesis: "The ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future." But I find numerous problems with Cahn's logic.

Right or Wrong? Pietistic language

A few leaders in our church stand and declare "a deep conviction" about practically any issue we consider. They offer little rationale, but they swing votes. Why does pietistic language trump in-depth analysis?

DOWN HOME: A bug, a windpipe & temptation

The other morning, I caught a bug. The kind with wings, spiky legs and antennae.

EDITORIAL: Raise 'a new generation of pastors'

We aren't producing enough pastors to meet the current demand, much less providing qualified pastors to start hundreds of churches we must plant in the next few years, according to Texas Baptist Executive Director David Hardage.



The other day I was able to talk to my mom on Skype, which is always great since I've been away from my family for about a month and a half now.

Preparing the field

The other day, a student asked me about the burning bush.

Finding joy in God’s timing

I’ve learned that whenever we cannot rely on anything or anyone but that Father, that is when God will speak.

Struggles and blessings

After a couple of weeks of settling in, we are starting to make friends with students in the area.

What is the truth?

Recently, I was given the opportunity to visit a mosque. This was the first time I'd ever been to a mosque, and I didn't know what to expect.


"Now, that's a text message!"

Texas Baptist Forum

We do not have a "gun problem" in the United States, but a sin problem.

Quotes in the News

"You put the stud in Bible study." --New York Jets fan

2nd Opinion: Should I vote for a Mormon?

When opponents confronted Jesus with a question about paying taxes to Caesar, they hoped he would compromise himself, either with the Roman government or with the people. But Jesus provided a principle that addresses our obligations both to God and to our earthly authorities.
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