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South Asia: Grateful to serve where God is moving

Student Missions blog: Each day of our great adventure here in South Asia, we wake up to prayer-walk and do evangelism in the slums from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The people here are so friendly and willing to talk.

       

Editorial: Which influences Christians the most—gospel or culture?

What force exerts the greatest influence on your congregation and the Christians you know? Are they shaped more by the gospel of Jesus Christ or by the culture around them?

       
Rolando Aguirre

Rolando Aguirre: ‘Shepherding is my greatest joy in ministry’

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Rolando Aguirre, pastor for Spanish-language ministries—the founding pastor of Calvary en Español—and discipleship team leader at Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen, as well as president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas.

       
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Voices: A road trip and a 50-billboard treasure

A “regular truck stop” promoted by at least 50 billboards prompted columnist Meredith Stone to ponder values that lie beneath surface observations.

       
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Voices: A pastor, an imam and a rabbi sit down at a bar …

Steve Bezner, senior pastor of Houston Northwest Church, reflects on the multi-faith future of the globe.

       
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2nd Opinion: I refuse to forget the Christians advocating for climate action

The reality of climate change is clear; our political resolve and our theological commitments are in doubt.

       
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Guest editorial: Where is God when life gets tough?

Veteran pastor Barry Howard struggles with a persistent question: “Where is God when bad stuff happens?”

       
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Bad editorials and good missionaries

Letters this week aired disagreements with Baptist Standard editorials and praised helping missionaries.

       
Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Student Missions blog: At Go Now Missions orientation, I not only was taught, but also tested. There was a lesson in everything we did, and with each lesson, we moved one step closer to being ready to be sent out to our mission fields all across the world.

       
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Pastors, honor your calling to serve the Lord

Pastors should focus on God’s call, not church size, when they change pastorates.

       
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Will the church do what is needed?

A letter this week responded to last week’s editorial about the need for Christians to knit safety nets for society.

       
Mister Rogers

Editorial: ‘Look for the helpers’; be the helper

Advice Mister Rogers received from his mother many years ago is great advice for those of us living in a terror-traumatized, fractious and greedy world today.

       
Jerry Shields

Jerry Shields: Privileged to see genuine change that leads to new life

This week’s profile of Texas Baptist ministers features Jerry Shields, pastor of First Baptist Church in Colorado City.

       
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Voices: If poverty is the church's responsibility

Here’s how church budgets would have to change if Christians were to take responsibility for U.S. poverty alleviation.

       
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Guest editorial: Texans, including lawmakers, must rise above physical aggression

Legislators set a bad example when they scuffled on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. We should expect better.

       
 
 
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