DOWN HOME: Undulating weather and divine wisdom

Raise your hand if you—or your sinuses, or the local plants—are confused by the weather.

EDITORIAL: Lessons from a political dogfight

President Obama's latest run-in with U.S. Catholic bishops provided what parents like to call a "teachable moment." Whether Americans learned a lesson is anybody's guess.

God our refuge & strength

One night when I was serving in Moldova, I came across Psalm 46. God was telling me how great he is and how powerful he is.  So, in the presence of an earthquake or mountains rumbling or any situation, be still and know that he is God.


Cartoon: "We're Israelites—can we have pigtails?"

Texas Baptist Forum

We must monitor those who represent us in office. It's not about race, sex or economics—just plain and straight how their votes line up with God's word.

Quotes in the News

"It's pretty simple: Marriage is between a man and a woman. … The effort to create alternatives to marriage between a man and a woman are perfectly natural pagan behaviors, but they are a fundamental violation of our civilization." --Newt Gingrich

2nd Opinion: Three cheers for 'average'

When I read about the life and ministry of Jesus, one of the things that impresses me most is his love for ordinary people. Jesus went around to outcasts and sinners and people who didn't even make it to "average," and called them, affirmed them and loved them.

IN FOCUS: A year later, looking back & ahead

As David Hardage comes as Executive Director, we are poised to take the next steps in reaching our world for Christ.

Reading the Culture: Tim Tebow and Theophobia

Why are "angry atheists" so much in the news? Michael Murray, executive vice president for the John Templeton Foundation, may have the answer. 

Right or Wrong? Sued by the pastor

Our church just asked the pastor to leave, citing incompetence. Now, the former pastor has sued our church.

DOWN HOME: Bobcat, bohunkus & temptation

OK, so I'm not paranoid. Wild things really do live in our woods.

EDITORIAL: Don't worry, but get up & get busy

Worry is one of the most insidious sins. It saps our faith, distracts us from doing what we can and blinds us to God's grace among us.

Commentary: Personal relationships key to ministry

Meaningful personal relationships are the source of lasting memories and tremendous joy and satisfaction. They also are the basis for a pastor's effective ministry to a congregation for an extended time.



Take my plans, Lord

Caitlin HiettIt was the best present ever—loving on orphans and spreading the gospel to hundreds of children in Moldova. Little did I know, I would be blessed financially before I even left home. I would grow spiritually during the trip. And I would see a clear demonstration of the sovereignty of God.


God had other plans in Moldova

Moldova childThe theme of our mission team's trip to Moldova seemed to be the sovereignty of God. Because of political unrest, we were not able to enter Transniestria or perform our initial mission like planned. But God had other plans.


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