2nd Opinion: Going and singing good for youth

Mission choir tours are not vacations. But mission choir tours allow gifted students to sing and to serve and to be focused on others rather than themselves, to see the world with new eyes and to know that God is at work everywhere.


Guest editorial: Nothing is permanent about congregational vision

The failure to reconceptualize vision can lead to a slow death march for congregations.


Editorial: Can Orlando’s horror yield grace?

Nothing will bring Orlando’s victims back to life. But may their deaths cause all of us to see our common humanity. May their loss help many Christians stop seeing gays and lesbians as objects. And may Christians who see others as God’s beloved creation express the love of Jesus to all people around us.

Vancouver: For All People

Vancouver: For All People

Student Missions Blog: God's love is deeper and more vibrant than any I could imagine, and it is for all people.

South Asia: Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

South Asia: Auto-rickshaws and following Jesus

Student Missions blog: Riding in an auto-rickshaw is an awful lot like following Jesus Christ. 


Letters: Briles, Trump, Starr, handguns, Muslims

Letters this week focus on Art Briles, who was fired as Baylor University's football coach; Donald Trump, whose followers include some Southern Baptists; Ken Starr, who was fired as Baylor's president; and handguns


Letters: Tributes to Lynn Craft, Golden Gate Seminary

Writers express gratitude for the life and ministry of Lynn Craft and for the ministry-training platform of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary


Editorial: The sweet joy of not being dead. Yet.

Don’t wait until your demise is tweeted or your death is exaggerated to evaluate your one beautiful, painful, joyous, confusing, surprising, outlandish, never-to-be-duplicated life.


Richard Ray: Pastors, love and care for your children

Pastors have the responsibility to shepherd their church; however, they also have the responsibility to raise up their family in the Lord.


René Maciel: Celebrate at Texas Baptists’ meeting in Waco, November 13-15

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Bapitst General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco, Nov. 13-15.


Letter: Vote to “further God’s purpose”

"Social injustice and immigration reform can only be addressed when the lives of the most innocent are protected first."


2nd Opinion: The word we fear (think “failure”)

Every church, both large and small, should not fear failure but realize the purposes and future of God in their unique communities.


René Maciel: Compassionate community in the storm

We can help the people who comprise Baylor University to get up, stand by them, and most importantly, we can pray for them through the darkness. They need us, and we need them.


2nd Opinion: Americans must heed Obama’s call for a moral awakening

A well-formed Christian conscience cannot be untroubled by what happened when the first atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima in August 1945, or by the danger and unfathomable devastation nuclear weapons pose today.


Commentary: Living from the inside out

Parker Palmer, author and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal, offers advice to university graduates that applies to just about everyone. (On Being)


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