A vessel shaped by the Master Potter

A girl and two guys came in the coffee shop and sat at the table across from me. After watching them take pictures of each other, I offered to take one of the three of them. They enthusiastically thanked me.

Quotes in the News

“Bad times are good times for churches because people will turn to the Lord when things are going bad. When things are going great, they ignore God.”
Rick Warren
Author and megachurch pastor, addressing the General Council of the Assemblies of God (Charisma/RNS)

Texas Baptist Forum: Foreign aid

We need better foreign aid that uses the resources we already have in a more efficient way.

In Focus: Center encourages effective leadership

The Texas Baptist Center for Effective Leadership has been established to provide resources for pastors, church staffs and congregations in developing excellent leadership skills and practices.

Right or Wrong?: Religious liberty tied to ethical decision-making

I think religious liberty lies at the core of ethical decision-making, whether for an individual or a group.

Down Home: The 3rd toddler to live in our home

That toddler would be Topanga, the greatest dog in the world.

Editorial: Skip a meal. Save lives. Eternally.

If Texas Baptists skipped a meal or donated the cost of a dinner to fight hunger, we could walk a long way together toward Christlike ministry to the people Jesus called “the least” in our state, across our nation and around the world.

'Praying' trees in Tahoe City

Tahoe City offers breathtaking beauty that never ends. And I have the pleasure of teaching Bible stories and working daily with beautiful first and second graders here.

Seeing the fruit of labor in Alaska

Bible story time came around, and the college students acted out the parable of the Good Samaritan. The kids loved it. One of them, A. J., asked Stuart if there were more stories like that one in the Bible.

Quotes in the News

“Amnesty is what Jesus Christ gave us. So we should understand it is free of charge.”
Luis Cortes Jr.

Texas Baptist Forum: Health care debate

The Texas Baptist forum includes letters concerning the health care debate and the hungry.

2nd Opinion: Place Christ at the center of life

For the serious Christian, Christ always stands at the center of life. All situations and people are therefore encountered in him, through him and for him.

Editorial: Three key challenges to BGCT unity

The BGCT faces three challenges to unity and cooperation:church size, age, and race and ethnicity.

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