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Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Editorial: Now is the time to begin preparing for Easter

Lent is a time for prayer and reflection, consecration and repentance, preparation and renewal. The discipline of setting aside about six weeks to prepare for Easter will do your spirit, and probably your body, good.

Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Poster board, popcorn and public school

When I was elected president of Texas Baptists, notes from friends evoked special memories. One came as a precious surprise. My thoughts turned back the years to a group I taught in Girls in Action.

ETBU: Students experience spiritual renewal

ETBU: Students experience spiritual renewal

Student Missions Blog: Every year during the spring, the spiritual development office promotes Spiritual Renewal Week. We give students an opportunity to know Jesus more personally.

Letters: Understanding horse racing

Letters: Understanding horse racing

I truly do not understand those who oppose helping Texas horse racing by allowing slot machines and advance deposit wagering.

Student Missions Blog

Thailand: Something beautiful into something tawdry

Student Missions Blog: We have learned a lot more about the sex industry here in Thailand. Trafficking is a huge business here, more than most people would like to realize.

Texas Baptist Voices

Kathy Hillman: Covered with love

Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas covers our state and beyond with love. Since 1880, members have shared Christ through action. Because of that love, the organization chose February and Valentine’s Day to focus on WMU.

Texas Baptist Voices

In Touch: A visit to Chalk Bluff in Waco

I spent a recent Sunday morning at Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco. I was thoroughly blessed by my time in this wonderful, healthy church.

2nd Opinion: What pastors value in lay leaders

2nd Opinion: What pastors value in lay leaders

Here’s one pastor who is full of gratitude for the many lay leaders who make the church run. Thank you for the gifts and graces you bring to Christ’s church.

Letters: Hold high believers’ baptism

Letters: Hold high believers’ baptism

I hate be a wet blanket, but quite honestly, many a “Baptist church member” has listened and digested the statement, “You don’t have to be baptized to be saved.” translating to “I don’t have to go to church to be in fellowship with other believers.”

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Editorial: Christians must stand together to feed the children

Now is the time for all people who care about children to place a priority on securing the health and well-being of American kids who are most at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

Student Missions Blog

University of Houston: Words of liberty to captives

Student Missions Blog: At a recent free lunch here at the University of Houston Baptist Student Ministry, I talked to a student I have been developing a friendship with over the past year. He was born into a Muslim family, but they do not follow traditional Islamic values.

Student Missions Blog

UTD: Abide in God

Student Missions Blog: One of my favorite Baptist Student Ministry events the last five years has been the statewide winter prayer retreat, Abide.

Student Missions Blog

HPU: Silly games and great opportunities

Student Missions Blog: At the beginning of the school year, all the organizations on the Howard Payne University sponsor an event to encourage new students to get involved and to help them meet groups on campus.

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