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Taking the Truth to the Tango Town

In three days, nine women and one man will take a Delta flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to work alongside our International Mission Board missionaries as servants in Embrace’s first ...

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Diversity and the People of God

Growing up in rural North Carolina, I was not exposed to much diversity.  My elementary school, junior high, and high school were primarily made up of students who looked, dressed, ...

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May 21, 2000

A decade ago, on May 21, 2000, outside of Littlefield Fountain on the Main Mall of the University of Texas at Austin campus, this picture was taken:    (I apologize ...

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Example?

         I was honored and humbled in April to go to Mindanao, the larger southern island of the Philippines.  I was invited to speak to several gatherings of Baptists, including one ...

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2% giving?

         There’s bad news about the Good News these days.          When God is calling missionaries to serve and Southern Baptists say they don’t have enough money to send them, that’s cause for ...

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“We Need a Touchdown”

It was 4th down with 6 yards to go and we trailed by 5 points.  The game clock had just dropped below 60 seconds and the coach called a time ...

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Because of This

One of my favorite Christian bands is the group “Mercy Me.” The words to their songs often speak to my soul, their theology is dead-on in their lyrics, and I ...

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I Will Go

On May 8, 2009, I sat on the front pew of the sanctuary of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, with several of my closest friends. We were ...

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The Bucket List

Several years ago a movie was released with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson called “The Bucket List.” While I never saw this movie, I do know that the basic premise ...

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A storm named Katrina and a kid named Cameron

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states in August 2005, lives were lost, homes and businesses were destroyed and dreams were shattered. No one will forget the aftermath that ...

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