Commentary: BWA participation provokes stewardship

The Baptist World Alliance convenes our World Congress this week. Baptist Christians from more than 500 hundred countries are represented by the BWA. Among the very good friends that we will see are our mission partners from the countries supported by the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia, India and the Philippines.


“When I said a higher power was here, I meant the electrical lineman.”

IN FOCUS: Southern Baptists miss out on BWA

I believe it is time for the Southern Baptist Convention to come back to the Baptist World Alliance. The SBC held a leadership role from the founding of the BWA in 1905 until a few years ago, when it voted to withdraw.

Quotes in the News

“I prayed multiple times a day, sang hymns with emotion and tears, felt each time that it wouldn't happen again, read the Bible every morning. ... So how in the world did I have a ‘torrid’—which is an accurate word—many-year affair?” --Mark Souder

Reading the Culture: Does morality require religion?

DenisonDoes morality require religion? This question was the topic for a debate in which I participated recently with the Dallas Philosopher’s Forum.

RIGHT or WRONG? Bio-ethics

As medicine implements stem-cell research, genetic engineering and other scientific achievements, are we violating the created will of God?

DOWN HOME: Pondering Popo, but looking ahead

Popo’s been on my mind all week. I always think about Mother’s father a lot this time of year. His birth day was Aug. 2—the same day as this edition of the Baptist Standard—104 years ago.

EDITORIAL: Time to talk about missions methods

Certainly, Baptists could bankroll many more missionaries if we were so inclined. But we also need to think about how we can make our missions money go further. Is training and maintaining large career forces the best way to accomplish global missions today?

Texas Baptist Forum (updated)

At last, we should make our cry a public lamentation for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Relying on God’s strength

We made our weekly trip to the countryside, but this time, the pastor didn’t accompany us.

Commentary: Religion and Foreign Policy

Once considered a private matter by western policymakers, religion is now playing an increasingly influential role – both positive and negative – in the public sphere.

Video surveys & divine appointments

One of the ways we help Inside Out church as the congregation is trying to get started here in Fort Collins, Colo., is by doing video surveys downtown.

Candy and Jesus

Candy and JesusLast week offered my teammates and me a welcome change of pace—serving in Vacation Bible School.
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