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.

Right or Wrong? A Just War

Especially since the escalation of violence in Libya, I keep hearing about a “just war.” It sounds like an oxymoron to me. What is a “just war”?

DOWN HOME: Bit of heaven at a Mississippi inn

Could heaven be more fun than a wedding reception?

EDITORIAL: 'Christian nation' is not sufficient

If Baptists like Roger Williams and John Leland were alive today, they would fight for the rights of Christians, but also Jews, Muslims, Mormons, atheists and agnostics. They would proclaim all voices should be heard, and government should neither advocate for nor interfere with any of them.

Making a friend

Just as the day was winding down, a young girl named Istabrak came into the World Relief office.

Sunlight and Water

Alaska treelineIn recent weeks, I have been able to go on several walks and hikes around Anchorage. A gorgeous trail made me think of two of my favorite things in nature—first sunlight in the morning and the sound of rushing water.


Blind to God's power

Stegall in WalesThe other day, my supervisor took my partner and me to a place in North Wales. When we got there and I stepped out of the car, my breath was just taken away.

Giving and receiving

A beautiful woman named Katherine entered the Hospitality House in Huntsville—a home away from home for people who have loved ones in prison.

Breathtaking reminder of God’s might

Working as a missionary here at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home here in Round Rock has been incredible.

A different dream

baby on roadMy friend, Henry, wanted to take a few people to a village here in Southeast Asia.

Pocket change

We walked around the city of Butuan, getting to know the stores and markets of our area. We are here as part of Nehemiah Teams, serving with Habitat for Humanity, building houses for the poor and impoverished.

Simple life, simple gospel

On a recent Sunday morning, my teammates and I were invited to a village, where one of our new friends lived.


2nd Opinion: Texas obesity & our ‘food deserts’

What I’m just now fully realizing and understanding is what huge systemic problems lie at the root of hunger and poverty in Texas.

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