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"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.

IN TOUCH: GuideStone, seminaries & Texas towns

The annual meeting of our Texas Baptist family is just a about a month away. We'll be gathering in Corpus Christi Oct. 29-31. I do hope you are making plans to attend, and I'm certain it will be time well spent.

Right or Wrong? Reaching Millennials

A recent study indicates the millennial generation—Americans born after 1982—act more like "generation me" than "generation we." Does this mean ministers may need to use different styles of pastoral care to reach these young people?

DOWN HOME: Counting the cost of true friendship

Sometimes being a friend can exact a high cost.

EDITORIAL: Hope, despair & glimpses of God

In the Old Testament, despair devours people who forsake God. In Pilgrim's Progress, Giant Despair murders Christians. When we despair, we fail to see God at work on the horizon around us.

You are loved

The lecture for the day was about love. I decided to use the opportunity to talk about my Father and about how much he loves me. We sat in a circle in the field, and it was time for me to open up.

First person: Remembering the Bastrop fire and giving thanks

When the fire began, Sept. 4, 2011, I was at home. I had just got up from my Sunday afternoon nap when my husband, Pastor Raymond Edge, began to tell me some of our members at First Baptist Church in Bastrop were calling, saying there was a fire in the area.

Going beyond

After a heart-wrenching goodbye at the airport, I sat and wrote in my journal before boarding the plane.

Opinion: Want to become desirable? Check out Proverbs 31

The other day I stumbled upon a year-and-a-half-old magazine someone had left in the office. I flipped through it, laughing at some of the tawdry articles. One article, however, really caught my attention.

The universal language.

I’m sitting face-to-face with a teenager. I want to talk to him, but I know he won’t understand me. And we’ll both draw strange faces and scratch our heads trying to figure out what the other one is saying. I didn’t know what to do. We just stared at each other for a while. He probably thought I was a strange person for just staring. And then when I was about to leave, the corners of his mouth tightened and a smile began to form.

Not by my strength

Everything is packed. I glance at the empty room where I spent 15 days. In just two weeks, I’ve become attached to the room. So many memories are in this small room with four jammed-packed beds.

Colliding particles

Life is a lot like matter. Matter is a lot like life.

Saying ‘goodbye’ is the hardest

I felt like something was tugging in my heart, pulling me a certain direction. I had the opportunity to teach English, but I was uncertain. Maybe Asia is where I'm supposed to be, but I don't know. I wish I had a clear answer.

Opinion: Bastrop County survivors forge forward, one year after fire

Bastrop FireEven before its flames were extinguished, Bastrop County residents were determined they would not be victims of the largest wildfire in Texas history. They were survivors, and survivors push forward no matter how trying the circumstances.

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