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Bail-outs—with taxpayer money...What greater example do we as Baptists need to never accept government money?
       

Quotes in the News

“Our concern … is with the ‘symbol’ of torture. We're very concerned about America’s image.”--Richard Killmer
       

IN FOCUS: Modeling innovation, harmony & focus

Texas Baptists met together in Houston for our 124th annual meeting.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Hosting Thanksgiving

My mother-in-law died two weeks ago. Her children typically met at her house for Thanksgiving. Still grieving, the siblings are unable to plan the holiday. As the oldest daughter-in-law, I am going to offer our home as the gathering place. I think I can help them during this time. Does this sound intrusive?
       

DOWN HOME: When identifying goo, ask the guy

A great marriage is kinda like your freezer: Never know what you’ll find, but it’s typically surprising and often delightful.
       

EDITORIAL: Appropriately conservative & liberal

The BGCT has confirmed its conservative stance on sexuality. Still, questions remain: How should churches relate to homosexuals? And how should the convention relate to churches with various responses to homosexuals?
       

Opinion: The Fort Hood tragedy and radical Islam

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged attacker in the Ft. Hood shootings, was a devoted Muslim. Was he a terrorist? Why is this issue so crucial for our nation?
       

Meeting students where they are

Amidst Greek row, we set up our tent across the street from the local bars and clubs. Until 2:00 in the morning, Resonate Church made countless pancakes and gallons of hot chocolate to pass out for free to those who stumbled by.
       

Cartoon

“Here’s the state-of-the-art gym. Here’s the coffee bar and Internet café. Oh, yeah, and this little thing over here is the new sanctuary.”
       

2nd Opinion: Emerging church: Threat or ally?

The tsunami of change that struck the Western world in the 20th century permanently altered the cultural landscape. The emerging church addresses this postmodern context. Most Baptists will have to jettison some modernist baggage—but not their core Baptist identity—to stay afloat in the new era.
       

IN FOCUS: Response to God: ‘Here am I. Send me’

As we gather in Houston this week for our annual meeting, remember the grieving families in Ft. Hood, and remember that we, too, have a mission.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

I’ve never had a DOM I didn’t love, appreciate and respect.
       

Quotes in the News

“There’s a lot of actors in need of prayers. And I’m one of them.”--Anthony Michael Hall
       
 
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