“You do Bible studies in your home, eh? Tell me about these minor prophets.”

2nd Opinion: The cost that love requires

Our Creator, who has written the pattern of the great story on our hearts, understands the value of great cost. He spared nothing for us, and we are to spare nothing for him.

IN FOCUS: Bees & Baptists: ‘Can’t do it alone’

An example from the insect world explains why Texas Baptists should plan to go to the annual meeting in Amarillo Oct. 23-26.

Quotes in the News

“I commend you for forcefully rejecting, in your recent book, a false charge that has been a foundation for the hatred of the Jewish people for many centuries.” --Benjamin Netanyahu

Reading the Culture: Generational insight from an unexpected source

Every pastor I know is dealing with the challenges of ministering to generations as divergent as the World War II “Builders,” the post-War “Boomers,” the technology-driven “Gen X” and their children, “Gen Y.” An article in the current edition of Foreign Affairs may provide insight from an unexpected source.

RIGHT or WRONG? Keeping the Sabbath

So many people talk about observing the Sabbath on Sundays. But isn’t the Sabbath a deeper principle than just a day of the week? How should Christians incorporate the Sabbath principle into their lives?

DOWN HOME: Topanga, a squeaky ball & cosmic fetch

I’ve thought quite a bit about how Topanga plays fetch, and I’ve decided it’s all about control.

EDITORIAL: Would you have been Jesus’ friend?

If we follow Jesus’ example, we extend the circle of love. Not just to the lovely. Not just to the ones who loved us first. Not just to the ones whose bartered affection benefits us.

Join the family

When we walked into the Kadariya’s house, Narmiya and her friend were on the floor, reciting the Bhagavat-Gita.

2nd Opinion: ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’

When the critic criticizes, when we feel all alone, we ought to turn to God, because no one else has the authority and the ability to help us.

IN FOCUS: Blessing grief by gifting someone else

Each one of us is called to minister in the name of our Lord as we carry one another’s burdens.

Texas Baptist Forum

The theory of evolution specifically excludes any help from God. Does the good doctor see no conflict here?

Quotes in the News

"Christians have to be cautious about uncritically adopting secular environmentalist perspectives. As salt and light in the debate, we can bring a voice of hope to a conversation that’s been dominated by doom-and-gloom.” --Rusty Pritchard

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