Grace, not works

Externally, everything seems right. Here in Butuan City, religion runs rampant.

God loves and forgives

While in downtown Bangor, I was walking around the place to get a feel of everything. I even got to share my story with a Welsh woman in a secondhand store.

Broken heart

Monks in ThailandWe met at 6 a.m. and went to a temple at the bottom of the mountain. Every morning around 6 or 7, monks pace the streets with bowls to receive offerings.

Understanding Paul

During our time here in Venezuela, our job is to assist the churches we visit in any way that we can. We lead their youth groups, kids clubs, and prayer meetings—all of which have been awesome.

Bonding with believers

I worked the early shift at the English Center. As I waited for Asians to come and practice their English, a college student named Tina approached me.

My apartment, my mission field

refugee kidsLife here in Fort Worth is pretty different. We live in an apartment complex where we are surrounded by refugees.

Remember those in prison

Through one of my new friends here, my teammate and I were able to visit a prison located in the city.

Comment: Patriotic reflections from a World War II perspective

worldwar2As we reflect on Independence Day, never take our freedoms for granted. They were truly bought with an inestimable price.


Someone waiting on the outside

On a recent Friday morning, my supervisor asked if I wanted to go down to the Huntsville Unit and see how release day works at the state prison.

Solid rock

For a couple of weeks, rocks, mud and sand have been our reality.

2nd Opinion: Changing lives, beginning with me

By reaching out to communities with an attitude of partnership, churches are able to reach into the hearts and lives of people around them.

Texas Baptist Forum

Do you not realize that every immigrant coming into our country puts greater demands on our nation’s resources?

IN FOCUS: Baptist identity & our future together

We are diverse politically, ethnically and even in the way we do business. Wikipedia concludes that there are 211 denominations called Baptists worldwide, with close to 100 million adherents.

Quotes in the News

“No matter how widespread prejudice against candidates of a particular religion may be, it is never respectable.” --The Washington Post

Reading the Culture: Ronald Reagan's notes

In light of this July 4 edition of the Standard, the following quotes from President Reagan’s collection may be relevant.

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