Out Of Reach: Too Many Can’t Buy Health Insurance

It took me a year of searching to find a medical neurologist in Tom Green County that would agree to see my uninsured 45-year-old daughter. She had her first epileptic seizure while working in the kitchen of a public school north of San Antonio, Texas. She badly...

Baptist Missionary to China Recalls TianAnMen Square

Twenty years ago today, I was awakened by the dreadful news that the Chinese government chose to use force in stopping the non-violent student demonstrations. I had just left Beijing and was in Hong Kong when the BBC announced that tanks and armed forces were sent...

‘The Backside of Nowhere’ Coming to Texas

A Nigerian-based church is locating just seven miles from my wife, Jody’s, hometown. The tiny town of Floyd, Texas, between Farmersville and Greenville, will soon have Africa’s largest and most ambitious evangelical church–The Redeemed Christian...
A Writer Who Spent His Life Listening

A Writer Who Spent His Life Listening

Texas’ greatest storyteller, Horton Foote, died March 4. He was a literary genius unmatched in Texas (and there have been many contenders: Katherine Ann Porter, Larry McMurtry, Elmer Kelton and William Sidney Porter, also known as O. Henry). The footlights of...