Guest Columns
  • Pastor’s wife thankful for opportunities

    July 24 2017 by Beth Harris, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    One of the greatest struggles for a pastor’s family is the church’s dual role, somewhat unique to the United States, as a leading non-profit institution as well as a Kingdom body of believers. I spoke about this topic last year to a group of ministry wives.

  • Missionary practice

    July 21 2017 by Mark Snowden, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I keep wondering about the role of mission education for equipping more workers in the harvest.   What if, say, Peyton Manning reached 24 years of age before deciding to become a National Football League (NFL) quarterback? Yet, we have well-meaning people surrendering to vocational missions sometimes with little more than a couple of volunteer mission trips under their belts.

  • Is your pastor able to retire?

    July 20 2017 by Randy Bennett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A few years ago my daughter, Sandy, and I decided to learn more about the stock market. We kept hearing about a well-publicized seminar on the subject that was coming to town. After thinking and praying about it for a few months, we decided to sign up.

  • Missionary will remember ‘those who are praying’

    July 19 2017 by Kevin Singerman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.   Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, “They are perishing without the gospel! Who will go?” And time after time I had responded.

  • Seat belts for your soul

    July 18 2017 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I have a friend, near my age, whose father (I’ll call him “Bob”) was a World War II fighter pilot who survived being shot down. He also spent 12 hours adrift in the Mediterranean as one of the few survivors when the Germans torpedoed the transport ship he was on.

  • A family of churches

    July 17 2017 by Curtis Cook, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I’m regularly asked by younger ministers, seminary students and prospective members of our church, “Why would a church want to be a part of a denomination?”   (Yes, I know that the Southern Baptist Convention’s structure is unique and not technically a denomination.

  • Dad & daughter at the ballpark

    July 14 2017 by Evan Lenow, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I took our 10-year-old daughter to a baseball game a few weeks ago. Just the two of us. Our other three children were home with my wife.   For nearly four hours, we spent time together in the car and at the stadium. My phone stayed in my pocket except for taking and posting a few photos.

  • How his church learned to embrace multicultural ministry

    July 13 2017 by Mark Hearn, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I grew up in a small town tucked away in the mountains of Pulaski, Va. This beautiful Appalachian upbringing provided great vistas and wonderful childhood memories. However, it did little to prepare me to be a ministry leader in an increasingly diverse context.

  • Open your home, open your heart

    July 12 2017 by Lori McDaniel, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    People gathering together is a universal activity throughout the world. And there’s nothing quite like a room full of women bringing international food!   The air quickly fills with smells of curry and sounds of repetitive conversations.

  • Humility: The remedy for mission team conflict

    July 10 2017 by Elbert Smith, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It’s not normal for mission teams to fall apart, but it’s certainly puzzling and troubling when they do.   Missionaries are usually highly motivated and well-trained followers of Jesus. They are focused on the most important task in the world – sharing the good news of salvation in Christ.

  • Summers provide great opportunities for short-term mission teams to serve the cause of Christ around the globe.   At the same time, missionaries in cross-cultural settings are anticipating the arrival of those teams – a process that can bring joy and excitement, but sometimes fear.

  • ‘Fake news’ & advocacy journalism

    July 6 2017 by Tim Yarbrough | with 0 comments

    When I was in journalism school, there was no such term as “fake news. ”   Rather, journalism students were taught at Murray (Ky. ) State University and elsewhere to act with integrity, objectivity and accuracy, in accordance with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics.

  • An appeal to rightly apply 2 Chronicles 7:14

    July 5 2017 by Steve Gaines | with 0 comments

    As we reflect on July 4th, many pastors preach about Christians in America repenting of sin and turning back to the Lord so that He will bless His churches. One text they often use is 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NASB):   “[If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  • We need more Aquilas and Priscillas

    July 3 2017 by Greg Mathias | with 0 comments

    Symmetry appeals to me. I often stop and take notice when I see it in nature. Having things line up and correspond breathes life into my world. However, life would be boring if everything was symmetrical. When things don’t line up, life’s unexpected twists or turns add color and vibrancy to the world around us.

  • Family friendly films for the Fourth

    July 3 2017 by Phil Boatwright | with 0 comments

    It’s kind of an unnerving time for our nation, isn’t it? Our fellow citizens seem so divided, and it appears satisfying for some to dredge up America’s misdeeds without acknowledging the positive accomplishments of its people, past or present.

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