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Student Missions Blog

Thailand: Lessons of love and light from a dark place

Student Missions Blog: My last month is Bangkok was a tough one, but it was so good. I have learned so much about God’s character in the time that I was in Thailand, and this last month really helped me put all my thoughts together.

       
Letters: Demonstrate welcome for all people

Letters: Demonstrate welcome for all people

I remember your passion for multiculturalism/diversity from previous articles. Your Aug. 7 editorial demands a response.

       
Student Missions Blog

Peru: Goodbye to people I grew to love

Student Missions Blog: My neighbor, Michael, asked me what I liked most about Curahuasi. I thought a little bit before giving my answer. It was our last day in Peru. I had a lot of things on my mind as we walked the city’s streets.

       
Student Missions Blog

New York: God can work anywhere, anytime—even back home

Summer Missions Blog: This summer, I had the privilege to work in New York City once again. However, instead of a two-week trip, it turned into a two-month trip.

       
Student Missions Blog

Meridian: Every David needs a Jonathan

Student Missions Blog: On my last Sunday serving as a student missionary in Meridian, I was given the opportunity to preach at First Baptist Church in Cranfills Gap. I preached about the relationship between Jonathan and David as recorded in 1 Samuel.

       
Student Missions Blog

Oklahoma: God worked in me

Student Missions Blog: This summer I served at a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking. These two terms carry heavy weight and stereotypes with them.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Music, the universal heart language of worship

Once upon a time, church size and location determined music presentation that consisted primarily of choirs, solos and ensembles accompanied by piano and/or organ. Not so now.

       
Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Let the Lord manage your time for you

One of the most-asked questions I receive from people who desire to serve or are currently serving as a bivocational/small-church pastor is, “How do you manage your time?”

       
Right or Wrong? ‘Protestant privilege’

Right or Wrong? ‘Protestant privilege’

A friend says when many people talk about “freedom of religion,” they mean they want government to allow them to freely exercise their religion, but they don’t care about others’ religion. He says this has been the “Protestant privilege” for decades.

       
Down Home: Seeing eye-to-eye with Topanga

Down Home: Seeing eye-to-eye with Topanga

Topanga and I have been experiencing a ton of together time lately. I started to say we have been enjoying a ton of together time, but that wouldn’t be correct.

       
2nd Opinion: Bivocational ministry is a thing of beauty

2nd Opinion: Bivocational ministry is a thing of beauty

When the spectrum of Christian ministry is considered, the majority of the people serving congregations in the role of minister do so bivocationally. Bivocational ministry is the norm. It is a thing of great beauty.

       
Editorial: Religion, mental health & grace

Editorial: Religion, mental health & grace

Researchers recently documented the connection between religious activity and mental health. But a throwaway line in a report on that study provides a key to interpreting what it all means.

       
Student Missions Blog

New York: More than traditions

Student Missions Blog:  One of my Muslim friends invited me to the big end of Ramadan celebration called Eid ul-Fitr at the South Asian neighborhood at Queens Borough.

       
 
 
 
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