Texas Baptist Forum

Your church could receive a great benefit if you send your pastor and spouse to the Baptist World Congress July 28-Aug. 1.

Quotes in the News

“I lost my faith that November; lost it for many, many years."--Laura Bush

RIGHT or WRONG? Prayer for small decisions

All my life, I’ve heard about the importance of praying when we must make a major decision. But what about small decisions? Just how should we pray and recognize God’s responses to our decisions?

DOWN HOME: Mama Bear always saved the day

The Berenstain Bears books taught our kids important lessons. On the down side, the lesson was usually at the expense of Papa Bear.

EDITORIAL: So different & so much in common

Lovers of irony should relish the fact that—in alphabetical order—the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention have a lot in common these days.

Watching a new believer fall in love with Jesus

Last September, I became acquainted with an international student from Taiwan, and we became friends. She was raised Buddhist and did not know the Lord, but she was open to learning about Christianity.

2nd Opinion: Can Christians proselytize in love?

The reason “proselytizing” has gotten a bad name is related to how it has been done, not to its substance.

IN FOCUS: Telling stories of Christ & Texas Baptists

Our stories hold Texas Baptists together. We share common commitments, values and vision. Yet many Christ-followers share the same. What makes us unique?

Texas Baptist Forum

I am so disappointed the Baptist Standard would allow political bias and untruths to grace its pages, such as “Being upset is now all the rage” by Tom Ehrich (April 12).

Quotes in the News

“It is the very fact that I cannot manipulate, coerce or control God that makes me able to trust God, for if I could overpower the Almighty, so could someone else"-- Jeanie Miley

RIGHT or WRONG? Water as a weapon

James Workman has written a book, Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought. Is this another example of the paradoxical nature of simplified living, only applied on a global scale?

DOWN HOME: Cecil Sherman: No other like him

Baptists lost one of our true giants when Cecil Sherman died April 17.

EDITORIAL: Obedience, identification & hope

Since at least 1641, Baptists have immersed new believers, because the specific New Testament word, baptizein, means to dip or immerse.
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