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Let's go to school!

Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel encourages Texas Baptists to affect the schools in their communities this academic year.


2nd Opinion: Does your church possess God’s empowering vision?

Church consultant George Bullard offers seven steps for evaluating whether your church has an empowering vision.


Guest editorial: Election- year ministry tension

Presidential election years provide treacherous times to exercise both the prophetic and pastoral dimensions of doing church together.


Editorial: Black lives must matter to all Americans

When it comes to race, Americans need to listen to each other and cut each other some slack. And the most privileged—whites—must take the initiative toward justice and reconciliation.


Brent McDougal: People on the margins need love

The third installment of “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” features Brent Patrick McDougal, pastor of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas.

Houston: Learning to love

Houston: Learning to love

Student Missions Blog: While working alongside 10 other missionaries in the food pantry, during senior adult ministry, at the nursery, and every afternoon at Kids’ Club and Youth Club, I have been learning some tough lessons. 

New York: Lessons learned from a third-grader

New York: Learning from a third-grader

Students Missions Blog: Kids are so funny and capable of making you think about really profound stuff.

Peru: From culture shock to continuing mission

Peru: From culture shock to continuing mission

Student Missions Blog: During the two months I served as a summer mission in Peru, there were times when I was hungry, times when I was cold and times when I missed my family. I was ready to step off that plane onto American soil—or so I thought.

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Editorial: Twin powers of humility and apology

Humility and apologies seem like almost too much to expect of presidential candidates, at least this year. But maybe these relationship-building virtues can percolate from the bottom up if we start practicing them ourselves.


Letters: Baylor regents' transparency and death penalty commutation

Letters this week focus on the transparency of the Baylor University board of regents and Baptist ministers’ call to halt the execution of Jeff Wood.

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Guest editorial: The radicality of being OK

Is God really as anxious about God’s glory, God’s plan, God’s place in the world, God’s honor, and God’s power as we might imagine? (I’m Eric Minton)


2nd Opinion: Praying for political leaders makes a significant difference

We pray for politicians because prayer may ignite a reminder to care for children, pursue justice or restrain evil in the mind of a legislator or other official.

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Dante Wright: Leading people to ‘aha moments’

The second installment of “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” features Dante Wright, pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church—known as the Pinnacle of Praise—in Round Rock.

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BGCT president: ‘Follow Your Leader'

Texas Baptists' Super Summer camps provide students with optimal opportunity to grow spiritually, to develop leadership skills, to meet other students from all over the state and to learn how to share their faith.

Orlando: Divine appointment at a fast-food restaurant

Orlando: Divine appointment at a fast-food restaurant

Student Missions Blog: The mission work does not end when the trip ends. ... Throughout our daily plans and schedules, God is present—anointing conversations and authoring divine appointments with perfect precision.


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