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DOWN HOME: Panorama of life in just a few weeks

This young year has yanked our family up and down the stairs that scale the stages of life.
       

EDITORIAL: Democracy, principles & pragmatism

The U.S. response to revolution in Egypt raises vital questions for Christians, particularly American Christians, as we ponder our faith-informed responsibility to our world.
       

Brokenness and beauty

The other day, as Kristi and I headed to Dilli and Bhuma’s house, we saw two Iraqi kids playing outside. As we walked closer, we saw a beer bottle shattered right where they were playing.
       

Opinion: Why should Christians care about human trafficking?

human traffickingWhen Christians turn a blind eye to the horror of human trafficking, they ignore the directive of Christ that we love one another.

       

Finding contentment

Ever wondered where Jesus would go if he where walking the earth today? If you ask me, I found out in Jamaica.
       

2nd Opinion: Life: Not a zero-sum competition

I’m adding my voice to those who call for respectful political engagement for the common good, as well as renewal of common decency in public speech. And I’m not alone.
       

IN FOCUS: Clear directions point to clear goal

The search for a new leader—executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board—has begun. So what is our direction in the meantime?
       

Texas Baptist Forum

We have a burden we cannot carry by ourselves. This burden has to do with our dear friends who live across the Rio Grande border of our state.
       

Quotes in the News

“Our faith intersects society at many points, including the political process. I am driven not by partisanship but by theology.” --Richard Bridges
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Words matter

Words matter. So, I felt put off when speakers at a Baptist meeting filled the air with ministerial jargon, insider language, clichés and sexist comments. Can such misuse of language help explain the decline in church attendance and Christian commitment?
       

DOWN HOME: A letter to Ezra, my 1st grandchild

The moment your wail blared out the birthing-room door and across the hall, my heart did backflips. Nana, your daddy’s mother, and I looked at each other and proclaimed, “Ezra’s here!”
       

EDITORIAL: Podcasts, preaching & pornography

Thanks to podcasts and streaming video, many Christians have become connoisseurs of preaching. In a surprising number of churches, this has resulted in discontent, not unlike the marital maelstrom produced when their fellow church members become preoccupied by prodigious amounts of another web-delivered product--pornography.
       

Opinion: In Tucson’s shadow, hurting & healing together

In Tucson, when the president pursed his lips and paused as he spoke of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the heart of every parent in the nation also pursed and paused.
       
 
 

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