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Author Suzii Paynter

Suzii Paynter is the current co-director of Pastors for Texas Children, and the former executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She lives in Austin, Texas.

There are no TV cameras. There is no celebrity. The Dow Jones doesn’t rise and fall based on ministry to neighborhood kids. But your church makes a difference with a half-full attitude when you minister to your public schools. […] Read More

Having just completed the pilgrimage of Lent to Easter, now I think about what it means to be an Emmaus-Christian, ready to run full speed back in to the waiting city to be witnesses to our own experience of blessing and love and to be the hands and feet of Jesus, the living Lord. The […] Read More

God created us hungry. We are born with two immediate hungers: the hunger for nourishment and the hunger to learn. Our universal condition as learning beings makes education a central article in any declaration of rights. Article 26 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins, “Everyone has the right to education. Education […] Read More

Not too long ago, I ran into Kyle Henderson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Athens, Texas, in a downtown Dallas hamburger place. We had a lot of things to talk about, but I remember his energy and focus when he said about people of faith: “We need to be about bodacious things in the […] Read More