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Speaking to Texas Baptists, not for them.

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16 NRSV

Other Scripture

Online Video Resources

The late T.B. Maston explores a number of life issues in a 1984 interview CLC-Ethical Living Channel

Online Written Resources

Therefore: Christ and the Powers
We are all familiar with the powers that be: the government, the military, the academy, corporate America, the religious establishment. Read more »


Therefore: The Prophetic Imagination
We often think of imagination as a form of fantasy, as fanciful thoughts or mental constructs which contrast with the actual realities which frame our lives. Read more »


Therefore: Death, Resurrection & and the Redemption of the Body: Practicing Watchfulness
Reflecting biblical teaching, the Apostle’s Creed ends with the affirmation, “I believe in… the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” Read more »

Book Thoughts: Connecting the Spiritual Life to Ethical Living- “Thirsty for God,” by Bradley P. Holt
Christians typically think of spirituality as dealing with the interior life of prayer, meditation, contemplation, and possibly worship without connecting it to how they live their lives outwardly in the world. Bradley P. Holt, in his book, Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality, is persistent in connecting inward spiritual experiences with outward expressions of Christian love and activity in the culture. Read more »

Other Written Resources

“Inner Strength for Outer Action,” by Ruth Haley Barton, The Transforming Center
There is no question that the primary rhythm that sustained Dr. King for the long haul of his leadership was the rhythm of prayer and action, action and prayer. Read more »

Food for Thought
“A Perennial Moment of Opportunity,” Cardus, Aug. 7, 2012


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