Quotes in the News

“People are getting totally fed up with the rule-book mentality in society as a whole. Character is what counts, not being able to check boxes on forms. … Creating more and more rules is never the way to live a fully human life.” --N.T. Wright

DOWN HOME: ‘You’ll be OK’: Uncertain truth

Topanga looked at me with her huge brown eyes and said, “Don’t leave me here.”

EDITORIAL: Faith & ‘substantive conversations’

Have you heard about the study that reveals people who spend more of their day engaging in deep, meaningful discussions are happier than people who mainly make small talk? Maybe you talked about these findings and the discussion made you, well, happy.

Reading the Culture: Are we Rome?

Is America destined to go the way of the Roman Empire?

RIGHT or WRONG? Women deacons

Our church is thinking about electing women deacons. But some members claim this is another example of contemporary liberalism taking over our theology. Is this so?

IN FOCUS: Time to celebrate Resurrection Sunday

Why do we spend a month celebrating the birth of Jesus, which fills two or three chapters in our gospels, and only a few days celebrating the week of Crucifixion and Resurrection, which is detailed in about half of the Gospel of John?

Texas Baptist Forum

Plumbers, doctors, and lawyers are a profession. Cowboys are a culture.

Quotes in the News

“When we lose our golf ball in the weeds, we go looking for it. When we lose our soul in the weeds, God comes looking for us.” --Jim Denison

RIGHT or WRONG? Fair pay

Many Christian institutions provide comparatively low pay and relatively weak benefits but still advertise for positions with the phrase “enjoy working in a Christian atmosphere.” Isn’t this hypocritical?

2nd Opinion: Last & most persistent temptation

Christ's temptation was to live a normal life instead of going to the Cross.

DOWN HOME: Grasslands run: Invigorating misery

“Well, this is the most memorable half marathon I’ve ever run,” my buddy Peter said, somewhere around the nine- or 10-mile point of the Grasslands Half Marathon. Understatement.

EDITORIAL: Easter blessings in the here & now

Even though the Easter Sunday church crowd knows “the rest of the story,” most Americans still don’t get it.


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