In Touch

In Touch: Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

I was honored to share about our Texas Baptist cooperative ministry with the deacons of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

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Down Home: Needing my cell phone too much

Do you remember the “olden days”? You know what I’m talking about: Before cell phones.

Tim Tebow

Editorial: Tebowing, faith & 3 a.m. birthday parties

The Tim Tebow/ First Baptist Dallas dust-up provokes a question: How should Christians express their faith in a pluralistic world?


Letters: Petroleum-based transportation?

Petroleum-based transportation?

Would someone please ask the East Texas Baptist pipeline protestors how they made it to Washington, D.C., and back.

David Beckmann

Comment: Congress must address real roots of immigration

Bread for the World's David Beckmann explains that Jesus' admonition to welcome strangers into our midst could not be more salient than it is now.

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Right or Wrong? Fruit of the Spirit

The “fruits of the Spirit” seem to be more than mere metaphors. They are becoming more like verbs than nouns for me. Am I on the right track?

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Down Home: A grandparent by any name …

At our grandson Ezra's age, new words stick to his little brain like lint on Velcro.


2nd Opinion: Reflections on courage from Benedict’s  resignation

A church leader putting the unity of the Church—his denomination—ahead of his own vision for its future. Would that Baptists had ears to hear and eyes to see.

In Touch

In Touch: BUA, associations, Black History Month and more

It was an absolute blessing for me to be part of Texas Baptists Day at the Baptist University of the Americas this month in San Antonio.

immigration reform

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the ‘stranger’

Four months ago, who would have dreamed resolving America’s immigration problems could become a fertile field for bipartisan endeavors?


Letters: Caregiving

As the “silver tsunami” of baby boomers crashes on the shore of their golden years, supporting family caregivers must be included in the ministry model.


Letters: Costs of not tithing

If every Christian tithed, there would be no need for a government-run welfare system.

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2nd Opinion: Beware whitewashing

Before fighting the culture wars, the church needs to focus on an inward change of the heart, starting with ourselves.

Dogfood Bowl

Down Home: It’s a dog’s life

Curiosity got the better of me, and I finally succumbed to temptation.

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Right or Wrong? Preparing for drought

Why don’t Christians, and especially pastors, talk more about a strategy for dealing with the obvious water shortage in large portions of Texas and other states?

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