Guest Columns
  • The most difficult journey

    January 23 2019 by Keith Shorter | with 0 comments

    When the phone rings at 4:30 a.m., it’s rarely good news. I picked up the phone and heard a familiar voice – my brother Larry.   “Keith, this is Larry. I’m calling to tell you goodbye. The...

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  • Little school casts a big shadow

    January 22 2019 by Steve Scoggins | with 1 comments

    One out of five Southern Baptist pastors in North Carolina have attended a little school hidden in the mountains near Hendersonville, N.C. Many South Carolina pastors also came from this little school. That place is Fruitland Baptist Bible College...

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  • WMU-NC celebrates Camp Mundo Vista’s 50th anniversary

    January 21 2019 by Allison L. Markwood | with 0 comments

    Where is your perfect place to get away and reconnect with God? In what sacred spaces have you heard His voice and responded to His calling? Where has God trained you for the ministry you are a part of each and every day? For many women...

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  • Count the sheep

    January 17 2019 by David Jeremiah | with 0 comments

    The late-1960s TV comedy “Get Smart” featured a lovable, bumbling secret agent, Maxwell Smart, and his partner, Agent 99. Agent 99 was smart and classy, yet humble, and was always there to rescue Smart when he bumbled himself into a...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.  ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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