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Student Missions Blog

Rhode Island: A girl who never heard of God or the Bible

Student Missions Blog: Growing up in the South, it seemed as if everyone had heard of God and Christianity. That was just the way life was. That all changed on July 13.

2nd Opinion: Don’t forget to count the nondenoms

2nd Opinion: Don’t forget to count the nondenoms

In all the hand-wringing about the statistical decline of Baptist congregations in America, one shift seldom gets mentioned: the rise of the nondenominational church.

Guest editorial: Two everyday enemies

Guest editorial: Two everyday enemies

There’s a story about a good man, a person like you and me. You know, one of the goodguys.

Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: Ken Starr clarifies Baylor policy

Recently, the Baylor University board of regents changed the language of the university’s student conduct policy. Baylor President Ken Starr sent us the following memo to help us understand the actions of Baylor and to clarify the misunderstandings that have accompanied this action.

Texas Baptist Voices

Richard Ray: Tell your mountains about your God

As a pastor serving on the small-church mission field, you encounter many obstacles in your life. At times, those obstacles seem like mountains.

Student Missions Blog

Southeast Asia: Lessons from Ramadan

Student Missions Blog: I am living in one of the largest Muslim-populated countries in the world. I got to experience life here before, during and after two of the biggest Islamic holidays—Ramadan (fasting month) and Eid al-Fitr (festival of breaking the fast).

Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Vacation Bible School: Letting children know Jesus loves them

One summer, my grandparents chose Vacation Bible School week for my annual visit. With an August birthday, I was too young, but First Baptist Church in Marfa’s pastor, Cliff Johnston, welcomed me anyway. Besides, my grandmother Barton provided all the refreshments.

Editorial: Muslims, a cemetery & Baptist principles

Editorial: Muslims, a cemetery & Baptist principles

Updated: Muslims want to develop a cemetery in Farmersville. That may be causing old-time Baptists to roll in their graves.

Peru: Teaching English and learning lessons

Peru: Teaching English and learning lessons

Student Missions Blog: We have been teaching English three days a week. It is funny, because English is not my first language.

Letters: Open Road Church offers blessing

Letters: Open Road Church offers blessing

My wife, daughter, and I are members of Open Road Baptist Church. There is not a church that I have worshipped in that has made such an impact in our lives.

Student Missions Blog

STCHM: Camp Inside Out

Student Missions Blog: Church camp is that amazing week when you stay up late, run around all day, sing songs, talk about Jesus, play water games and fight for victory in silly competitions.

South Asia: Penetrating questions and honest answers

South Asia: Penetrating questions and honest answers

Student Missions Blog: Soularium cards—basically glorified picture postcards, used as a witnessing tool to help spark conversations about spiritual subjects—were scattered across the kitchen table, and six of us sat around it holding photos in our hands.

South Africa: Lessons learned

South Africa: Lessons learned

Student Missions Blog: Serving at an orphanage here in South Africa, and having the opportunity to read a bunch of great books and hear some awesome speakers, I’ve learned—or relearned—some important lessons.

 
 
 
 
 
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