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Down Home: Sad exit for a funny, funny man

Down Home: Sad exit for a funny, funny man

More than most celebrity deaths, the passing of Robin Williams hit hard at our home. The barrage of articles and comments on the Internet indicates we were not alone.

Student Missions Blog

Alaska: Making an impact

Student Missions Blog: It has been just over a week since my return home from Alaska back. This last week has been a whirlwind emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Student Missions Blog

South Asia: Lessons learned

Student Missions Blog: Jet lag is a beast. I crossed about 11 time zones to get home. But in this quiet darkness what better thing is there to do than think about the wonderful things that God has done this summer.

Letters: Celibacy a personal decision

Letters: Celibacy a personal decision

I am one of thousands of Exodus casualties. I, too, was a “success” story of ex-gay ministries in the early 1990s.

Student Missions Blog

New York: Busy summer ends

Student Missions Blog: Sadly, our summer interns are leaving New York City. It was such a privilege to serve with these 15 young adults for two months.

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Quebec: Afraid to believe

Student Missions Blog: Trying to communicate camp rules and activities to the French campers was challenging enough. Keeping the campers focused and interested during devotional time is a whole different ball game—especially when I’m trying to discuss a chapel message that was given in a language that I don’t understand.

Texas Baptist Voices

Jeff Johnson: Let’s fulfill Texas Baptists’ mission statement

Quick—recite your church’s mission statement. Can you do it without looking at it? If the answer is yes, then congratulations.

2nd Opinion: Taking out the trash

2nd Opinion: Taking out the trash

I went to the town dump today, and I found it open, functioning, filled with people doing the right thing in the right way. Imagine Congress being that capable.

Letters: All the world’s children at our doorstep?

Letters: All the world’s children at our doorstep?

This entire situation does not pass the “smell test.” How did so many children travel so far, all in such a short period of time?

Editorial: Living hopefully in a season of pessimism

Editorial: Living hopefully in a season of pessimism

Hope confirms we do not fear evil, because “… the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

Student Missions Blog

Orlando: When the world comes to us

Student Missions Blog: My group held conversations with people from more than 70 places. Many are places where missionaries are not even allowed to go.

Student Missions Blog

Vancouver: A summer of sowing seeds ends

Student Missions Blog: Here in Vancouver, we’ve been hanging out with some university students every Thursday this summer to play Ultimate Frisbee.

Right or Wrong? Unpopular stands

Right or Wrong? Unpopular stands

How can a minister take unpopular stands on important issues and still express care for the congregation?

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