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2nd Opinion: What pastors value in lay leaders

2nd Opinion: What pastors value in lay leaders

Here’s one pastor who is full of gratitude for the many lay leaders who make the church run. Thank you for the gifts and graces you bring to Christ’s church.

       
Letters: Hold high believers’ baptism

Letters: Hold high believers’ baptism

I hate be a wet blanket, but quite honestly, many a “Baptist church member” has listened and digested the statement, “You don’t have to be baptized to be saved.” translating to “I don’t have to go to church to be in fellowship with other believers.”

       
Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Now is the time for all people who care about children to place a priority on securing the health and well-being of American kids who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

       
Student Missions Blog

University of Houston: Words of liberty to captives

Student Missions Blog: At a recent free lunch here at the University of Houston Baptist Student Ministry, I talked to a student I have been developing a friendship with over the past year. He was born into a Muslim family, but they do not follow traditional Islamic values.

       
Student Missions Blog

UTD: Abide in God

Student Missions Blog: One of my favorite Baptist Student Ministry events the last five years has been the statewide winter prayer retreat, Abide.

       
Student Missions Blog

HPU: Silly games and great opportunities

Student Missions Blog: At the beginning of the school year, all the organizations on the Howard Payne University sponsor an event to encourage new students to get involved and to help them meet groups on campus.

       
Student Missions Blog

Hawaii: God at work in Hilo

Student Missons Blog: I had cleaned the floors and the bathrooms. I set up the chairs for our first Thursday night worship service of the semester here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I had done plenty of work that day. That night, God worked on me.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: 175 years and counting—Blest be ties that bind

As I unlock the door to my office, pictures of grandchildren, along with photographs of current and former students, focus my attention on the future.

       
Down Home: Listen to the pope, dads; play with your kids

Down Home: Listen to the pope, dads; play with your kids

Maybe a single, childless fellow like Pope Francis can teach us something about the dangers of being over-busy, distracted fathers.

       
Right or Wrong? Morning prayer

Right or Wrong? Morning prayer

A workshop speaker suggested Christians practice “morning prayer that seeks to connect our day with the will of God.” What constitutes “morning prayer,” and how can it connect us to “the will of God”?

       
HPU: Starting off right with worship, prayer and pancakes

HPU: Starting off right with worship, prayer and pancakes

Student Missions Blog: Our first event of the semester was student-led worship. It happens twice a month, and we have a group of students who regularly attend and enjoy it.

       
Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Editorial: Can we make people get up and dance?

Whether or not they endorse real dancing, Baptist churches could learn a lesson from Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of the Coppell-based Container Store, and what he calls “the customer dance.”

       
Student Missions Blog

Thailand: Heartbreak in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Student Missions Blog: Bangkok is such an interesting city—so many people, sights and smells, and they aren’t always fun.

       
 
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