Guest Columns
  • Your forever family

    January 15 2019 by Shane Pruitt, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention | with 0 comments

    It’s way too easy to find blogs, articles and books on “what’s wrong with the church” – ways she has fallen short of what God has called her to be and what changes she needs to make to attract and keep the next generation.

  • Grace amidst gaming

    January 14 2019 by Joshua and Daniel Greening | with 0 comments

    “Go into all the world and preach the gospel,” Jesus told His followers. He also said that if we love Him, we will feed His sheep. We are blessed to do both at TheWay_TV, a Christian channel on the Twitch. TV video game platform.   READ MORE

  • Let’s sing anyway

    January 11 2019 by Chuck Lawless | with 0 comments

    I’ve been there, and you likely have as well. You’ve never heard the song your church is singing or you’ve heard it but don’t like it. The temptation is to silently mimic the words or not sing at all.   But here’s why we need to sing anyway:   READ MORE

  • A visit to Plymouth, Mass.

    January 10 2019 by Paul Kim | with 0 comments

    We are all in search of freedom, peace and happiness. These ideals are priceless. They were God-given gifts, but sin introduced mankind to slavery, war and suffering. That is why God sent His Son, Jesus – to restore the world through repentance.

  • Like shepherds

    January 8 2019 by Cameron McGill | with 0 comments

    Luke 2:8 says, “… there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. ”   I just celebrated my 44th Christmas, my 19th as a pastor, and once again, I noticed something new and fresh right in the middle of Luke 2.

  • N.C. Baptists: Who will you nominate?

    January 7 2019 by Micheal Pardue | with 0 comments

    The new year has arrived. It came in, as most do, with fireworks and celebrations. Many of us took the first day of 2019 off and spent time with family and friends. However, as Christians, the work never ceases – Kingdom work does not stop for holidays.

  • Helping others find ‘newness of life’

    January 4 2019 by Mark Snowden | with 0 comments

    How people learn is important. How they progress toward belief and action is more important.  A white-haired man was introduced to me after preaching. He was starting a church in the next town over but his comment startled me. “Mark, I appreciated what you said about new believers knowing more lost people.

  • 2.8 billion lost people & you

    January 2 2019 by Keith Shorter | with 0 comments

    Have you ever stood face to face with someone who has never heard of the name of Jesus? If so, it is not an experience you will soon forget.   Several years ago, a family from our church was serving as Christian workers in the mountains of China.

  • As we face a new year, some of the issues churches will likely need to address haven’t changed. On the other hand, we seldom address these issues unless we’re reminded to consider them.   Here are some of those issues I’m seeing:  What is the relationship between social justice, social ministry and the Great Commission? Evangelicals don’t even define the terms the same way, but we’re debating their priorities again.

  • The SBC’s season of change is a chance to pray

    December 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments

    As the Biblical Recorder staff began its annual review of the year’s top stories, there was one topic, arising in numerous articles, that our editorial team designated for special consideration. The topic is change, and it is presented here as a call to pray for the many churches, organizations and individual Christians involved – that is to say, all of us.

  • Christmas: Tell His story

    December 19 2018 by Autumn Wall | with 0 comments

    The season of joy. The celebration of Jesus’ birth. Christmas is right around the corner!   As believers, we know the real reason for the season is Jesus. We love to celebrate this season because it holds so much weight and value. This is when we celebrate our Savior coming to earth to begin His journey to the cross which gives us freedom from sin and shame eternally.

  • A wounded warrior’s baptism

    December 17 2018 by Jeff Iorg | with 0 comments

    Over the years, a few people have asked me for a private baptism experience. I have always declined.   A private ceremony undermines key purposes of baptism – a public witness of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and public identification with a community of believers.

  • CHRISTMAS: The reality of God’s favor

    December 14 2018 by J.D. Greear | with 0 comments

    What do we mean when we talk about the “favor of God”?   The house you’ve always wanted goes into foreclosure and you buy it for a steal. Your kids bring their report cards home and it’s straight As. You find out that a long lost relative left you a tidy sum of money.

  • 4 ways to choose contentment this holiday season

    December 7 2018 by Brittany Salmon | with 0 comments

    It’s the most wonderful time of year, but these next few weeks can also be difficult for many.   There are families who, for the first time, will be gathering around a table grieving the loss of a family member.

  • From babies to teens

    December 6 2018 by Melanie Lenow | with 0 comments

    When we first began to have children, I truly loved the birth through preschool years. I was confident in what I was doing and the calling God had on my life. Yes, there were stressful times, but overall, I was in control. READ MORE

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