DOWN HOME: Summer reminds us of you-know-what

Let the griping commence: Looks like this summer’s going to be hotter than Satan’s pitchfork.

EDITORIAL: Budget requires vigorous priority

The Baptist General Convention of Texas must think faithfully and courageously about its 2011 budget. The reality is that the BGCT does not have enough money to fund every ministry it wants to operate.

Using English lessons to share the gospel

My team and I arrived in Senegal, met our host and began teaching him English. He knew some English from previous years but still needed some additional instruction.

Opinion: The Texas textbook war in historical context

The latest skirmish in white Southern religion’s war against history recently reached its climax in Texas. As has often been the case since the antebellum era, cultural religion won and American history lost.


The phrase "Tastes just like chicken" is born.

2nd Opinion: Desperately seeking home & rest

Lord Byron needed to understand Psalm 90:1: “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.”

IN FOCUS: What will it take to reach Texas?

Looking back on Texas Hope 2010, we recognize the most effective way to reach our state for Christ is through the local church. Only the church has all the gifts of the Spirit needed to share the hope of Christ and nurture new believers to maturity.

Texas Baptist Forum

Great Commission Resurgence Task Force recommendation No. 4 (the “redirection” of the North American Mission Board) has got to be defeated.

Quotes in the News

“Orphans and vulnerable children are not a cause. They are a biblical and social mandate we can’t ignore." -- Rick Warren

RIGHT or WRONG? Christian leadership

I’ve talked with lots of friends who say their pastor operates in a heavy-handed, preacher-centered fashion. Just what are the New Testament marks of a Christian leader?

DOWN HOME: Calculating ‘wonderful’

Joanna and I will celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary this week, but she says we’ve had 27 wonderful years of marriage.

EDITORIAL: A few words for the Class of 2010

To the Class of 2010, here are a few words of encouragement as you ponder what comes next.


An investment at the local sporting goods store could have paid big dividends for Jacob.
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