Guest Columns
  • Evaluating Kingdom partnerships

    May 17 2019 by Tony Wolfe | with 0 comments

    The Great Commission is the responsibility of the local church, where God expects each Christian to leverage his or her resources most effectively toward its fulfillment.   In this stewardship, churches must constantly evaluate their...

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  • The church’s mission to make culture

    May 16 2019 by Dayton Hartman | with 0 comments

    The late founder of one of my alma maters was fond of saying, “If it’s Christian, it ought to be better.” This wasn’t an arrogant claim that Christians possess superior talents or abilities. It was just his way of saying...

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  • God was calling

    May 14 2019 by Paul Kim | with 0 comments

    It’s a fact of life that the choices we make are important. We choose our schools, jobs, marriage partners and so forth.   Out of the 33 seminaries I looked into during my senior year at the University of...

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  • #SBC19: A year’s vision recapped

    May 10 2019 by J.D. Greear | with 0 comments

    Last year, after accepting the nomination for presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), I laid out my prayers for our convention. One year in, as we prepare again for our annual meeting, I am just as excited to see God moving in every...

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  • I went on my first short-term mission trip to Cancun, Mexico. While many of you may be thinking “that wasn’t a mission trip, that was a vacation,” let me assure you that it wasn’t. In fact, we didn’t see the ocean or...

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  • It’s not 1997 anymore

    May 8 2019 by Terry W. Dorsett | with 0 comments

    “Everyone has to have a job,” a church growth guru told our group.   Throughout the three-hour seminar, he repeated his advice in many different ways: Everyone in the church should have a position of some sort, even if it is...

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  • Worship when you’re weary

    May 7 2019 by Anna Schaeffer | with 0 comments

    I hit a rough patch a few weeks ago. Lots of things went wrong all at the same time.   I wasn’t walking through tragedy – just the heaviness of life. Yet I still felt so run-down by everything that was happening, it all made me...

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  • I hate to rest. Rest is what lazy people do when they should be doing something productive. That was my perception, at least, when my wife and I prepared to go overseas as missionaries. I was very shocked, therefore, when we received instructions...

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  • Four benefits of not outsourcing missions

    May 3 2019 by Ken McLemore, Liberty Baptist | with 0 comments

    One of the great joys of my life is encouraging and working with churches who are seeking to take their mission efforts to a higher level. As a starting point to assess where they are, I usually ask them to tell me about their church’s...

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  • Pray simultaneously & extraordinarily

    May 2 2019 by Ronnie Floyd | with 0 comments

    Many Christians are so disappointed and fed up with matters about America that they struggle even to pray for our nation. Is this right? Is this justified?   Absolutely not!   And many Christians struggle...

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  • Discovering authentic Christianity

    April 30 2019 by R. Albert Mohler Jr. | with 0 comments

    It began as an assignment. It ended as a milestone in my Christian life. My church history professor assigned the class to memorize the Apostles’ Creed. Obediently, I began to memorize this historic affirmation of the Christian faith word by...

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  • Thy will be done

    April 26 2019 by Redunda Noble | with 0 comments

    Sometimes, it seems the hardest thing for a Christian to do is to accept God’s will.   We pray and ask God for help – to heal us, bless our lives and change our situations. We pray that God will answer...

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  • A tombstone’s counsel

    April 25 2019 by Steve Playl | with 0 comments

    Someday, I suppose, we will look back on the days we are living in and reminisce about how it was back before … (you fill in the blank). Can you imagine the changes in technology that are still “out there” somewhere?   ...

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  • An ultra-marathon of endurance

    April 23 2019 by David Allen | with 0 comments

    It was a grueling 543.7-mile endurance race from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia – the world’s longest and toughest ultra-marathon. In 1983, 150 world-class runners converged on Sydney for the event.  ...

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  • Glorify God: the shared task of churches & seminaries

    April 22 2019 by Jason G. Duesing | with 0 comments

    The apostle Peter explains in 1 Peter 4:7 that “the end of all things is at hand” and by that he means he and his readers were living in the last days before the return of Jesus.   Since that time...

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