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Boston: First impressions of ministry at MIT

Student Missions Blog: It’s a long way from Beaumont to Boston. It’s winter in New England, and there is no lack of heavy snow or icy wind.

       
Thailand: God of this city

Thailand: God of this city

Student Missions Blog: Every single day here feels like a new season of life, and I am always learning—about the culture, the people, not just in Thailand but all around the world. But mostly, I am learning more about who God is through it all.

       
Dallas: Not just checking off boxes on a to-do list

Dallas: Not just checking off boxes on a to-do list

Student Missions Blog: It’s not just a job; it’s a calling. I’ve had to remind myself of that truth recently.

       
TWU: Prayer and fasting on a college campus

TWU: Prayer and fasting on a college campus

Student Missions Blog: It is Lent, the 40 days of spiritual preparation leading up to Easter, when Christians mark the death and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

       
Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

A metaphorical compass, map and GPS help me answer my most frequently asked question, “How does the Baptist General Convention of Texas work?”

       
2nd Opinion: A long line of sinners

2nd Opinion: A long line of sinners

In the Central African Republic, a political/religious faction known as Anti-balaka has been accused of gruesome mutilations and killings. Many consider themselves Christians.

       
Down Home: Life would be simpler if my dog could talk

Down Home: Life would be simpler if my dog could talk

Maybe I should take our dog, Topanga, to an English-as-a-Second-Language class.

       
Guest Editorial: Create margin for God to work in your life

Guest Editorial: Create margin for God to work in your life

As we walk through the season of Lent, how will you develop a spiritual practice of creating margin?

       
Right or Wrong? Intercessory prayer

Right or Wrong? Intercessory prayer

The same people always dominate our prayer requests, and they mention lurid details that are not appropriate. How can I redirect this important aspect of our faith community?

       
Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Editorial: Depressing trends, exciting possibilities

Three quite-different articles surfaced on the Internet recently. They point toward realities American Christians—particularly church leaders—must take to heart.

       
Thanks for reminding us of the continuing atrocities being committed by ISIS.

Letters: A first step for persecuted Christians

Thanks for reminding us of the continuing atrocities being committed by ISIS.

       
Guest editorial: Why people are not leaving your church

Guest editorial: Why people are not leaving your church

I decided to ask people in my network to tell me the reasons they believe people do not leave their church. I heard from four-dozen people. They provided interesting insights.

       
Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Editorial: Advocate for Christians (and others) persecuted by the Islamic State

Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq face extermination if people of faith in America and elsewhere in the West fail to speak up on their behalf.

       

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