Right or Wrong? God as 'Ground of Being'

I’ve seen God described as “not only the Ground of all Being, but also the Ground of all Doing.” Help me understand how to appreciate that characterization.

DOWN HOME: Hearing the hum of a happy heart

Humming is the soundtrack of my life. And lately, the season has been definitely pushing the buttons on my internal jukebox.

Waiting with childlike anticipation

EDITORIAL: If we put our hearts into the task, we can recapture childlike gladness, longing and expectation during the Christmas season.

Quotes in the News

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” --Elbert Hubbard

2nd Opinion: Election serves notice to church

For me, watching the election coverage was less about politics than it was a realization of the power of demographics. When I read about what some call the Millennial generation, I see the future of the American church—a future more present than many seem to realize.



“I’m praying they opt for fast food ... or they pray and fast.”

Lost ring prompts prayer for lost souls

A lost wedding ring gave Cari D. Johnson an opportunity to reflect on how urgently we should search for the spiritually lost.


IN TOUCH: Change, Alto Frio, friends & Bluegrove

I’d like to use this opportunity to say thank you, Baptist General Convention of Texas family, for allowing me the opportunity to serve you.

Right or Wrong? Called to ministry

I cannot remember the last time I heard anyone talk about Christians being called into ministry. Shouldn’t we intentionally urge young people to consider ministry as a vocation?

DOWN HOME: A generous life, lived for Christ

Funerals of saints bless the living. That definitely was the case Nov. 13, when family and friends gathered to celebrate the life and witness of Mary Kerr Johnston Piper, known far and wide as Miss Katy.

Thanksgiving can't arrive fast enough

EDITORIAL: I love Thanksgiving because I realize giving thanks is one of the very best things a person, especially a Christian, can do.


Cost of discipleship

STUDENT MISSIONS BLOG: I have seen God work in a very different way in the lives of the students—differently than I have ever seen or experienced before.


For a couple of weeks, I've been having long conversations with a friend of mine who is a Buddhist.

Learning about love

Lately, I've been learning a lot about love and what it truly looks like to love others the way that God loves.


Beauty covered in grime

The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and French fries—that’s about all I knew about Paris before I went there. 
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