DOWN HOME: Dogs, tricks, treats & what’s in heaven

Through the years, I’ve realized Topanga has turned the tables on me. While I thought I was teaching her some tricks, she knew she was training me.

EDITORIAL: Pomp, circumstance & what’s next

In the spirit of commencement speeches left unspoken, please permit a few words to the wise.

Living in a fish bowl

I always think it’s neat when doctors or dentists have fish tanks in their waiting rooms. I never get bored when there is a fish tank, especially if there are tropical fish inside.


“Dad, we learned about Solomon, the wisest person on earth, today in Sunday school. What’s a concubine?”

2nd Opinion: Some folks are ‘done with church’

If you read the statistics or maybe look at the pews in your church on Sundays, you probably know that all across America, people are saying, “I’m done with church.”

IN FOCUS: Gift of hope demands to be shared

Every Sunday, the gospel is preached in 52 languages in Texas Baptist churches. The number of languages in the Houston area and the Dallas area are in the hundreds. The ends of the earth have come to Texas.

Quotes in the News

“ If the church is to be alive today in a world where everything is shifting, it must be open to the breath of God.” --Darryl Aaron

READING THE CULTURE: Church campuses & cultural transformation

Recent polls indicate 70 percent of likely American voters say the country is headed the wrong direction. How does culture change? What can Christians and churches do to influence our culture for Christ? What role could multisite church growth strategies play?

RIGHT or WRONG? Pastor- search committee guidelines

What are some ethical guidelines for pastor-search committees?

DOWN HOME: Would the roof leak in the doghouse too?

It’s kind of like a cosmic mandate of marriage—all hell waits to break loose until one half of the couple travels out of town and absolutely, positively cannot provide aid and comfort.

EDITORIAL: Osama, unpredictability & The End

Orthodox Christianity maintains all humans bear the creative mark of their Creator. Even Osama Bin Laden.


“Each translation gets its own interpreter.”

Texas Baptist Forum

We keep on glibly pleading for God to bless America, but I don’t believe God is pleased with our loving money more than we love God.

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