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2nd Opinion: Emerging church: Threat or ally?

The tsunami of change that struck the Western world in the 20th century permanently altered the cultural landscape. The emerging church addresses this postmodern context. Most Baptists will have to jettison some modernist baggage—but not their core Baptist identity—to stay afloat in the new era.
       

IN FOCUS: Response to God: ‘Here am I. Send me’

As we gather in Houston this week for our annual meeting, remember the grieving families in Ft. Hood, and remember that we, too, have a mission.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

I’ve never had a DOM I didn’t love, appreciate and respect.
       

Quotes in the News

“There’s a lot of actors in need of prayers. And I’m one of them.”--Anthony Michael Hall
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Going green

When I tried to start a recycling program at our church, I heard comments like, “Are you some kind of tree hugger?” or “This ‘green’ approach sounds like hippie stuff from the ’60s.” So, how can I get our church to do the right thing, even when some members oppose it?
       

DOWN HOME: Time traveling across generations

The aged photograph must be magnetized. It keeps pulling me back to gaze into an instant—a fraction of a second—sliced and preserved from a morning 82 autumns ago.
       

EDITORIAL: Changing Texas, changing churches

The Baptist General Convention of Texas’ changing ethnicity highlights research conducted by BGCT information analyst Clay Price and profiled in this edition of the Baptist Standard.
       

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Cartoon: I just had my pacemaker adjusted...
       

DOWN HOME: Unintention & oscillation

Sometimes, the Law of Unintended Consequences smacks you upside the head.
       

EDITORIAL:Awakening versus cultural captivity

If—as some observers claim—flames of spiritual awakening are fanning across the globe, then why have they seemingly leapt over the United States?

       

IN FOCUS: Why do we need a state convention?

In a few days, messengers will gather in Houston from across Texas for our annual meeting. As we approach this time together, we should ask ourselves, “What is the primary purpose of Texas Baptists?” My answer is to reach Texas for Christ.
       

Texas Baptist Forum: Internet rumors

You are correct in saying Christians should hold ourselves to the highest standards in truth-telling.
       

Quotes in the News

"All of God’s children need to be covered."--Jim Wallis
       
 
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