Guest Columns
  • What it means that only 41% in the U.S. say they’re pro-choice

    August 29 2012 by Owen Strachan, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Politico reported in May that “the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as ‘pro-choice’ is at the lowest point ever measured by Gallup” – 41 percent. Fifty percent of Americans call themselves pro-life.

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  • Are we prepared to reach the ‘globals’?

    August 28 2012 by Stephen Douglas Wilson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In the last few years, pundits have come to recognize a sub-category of young 20- and early 30-somethings called the “globals” generation. These young Americans have developed some characteristics that are relatively new to American culture and society.

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  • Make election season a season of prayer

    August 27 2012 by Kevin Ezell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    If you are like me, sometimes it is a little difficult to keep a good attitude during presidential election season. I know I have a duty as a citizen and as a believer to participate in the process by exercising my right to vote. And I know I need to educate myself about the positions each candidate holds and vote for the one who will best reflect godly values once in office.

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  • The need for cooperative missions

    August 24 2012 by John Yeats, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A few weeks ago, I received a letter from Tom Elliff, president of the International Mission Board (IMB). His letter was primarily a challenge specifically written to the IMB personnel. However, it serves as a challenge for all of us to awaken to the urgency of the hour.

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  • The ‘disease of Me’

    August 23 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    RICHMOND, Va. – Legendary NBA basketball coach Pat Riley has led multiple teams stocked with superstars, so he knows something about dealing with egos. He also knows about winning and losing. What prevents potentially great teams from winning championships, in his view? Not lack of size, speed or talent.

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  • The gospel bears fruit – even if we don’t see it

    August 22 2012 by Jeff Christopherson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    TORONTO, Ont. – This story, my story, changed my view of success. Allan and Helen Christopherson married June 4, 1960, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. With only an eighth-grade education, Allan supported his young family cleaning beer storage tanks at Molson’s brewery.

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  • Pastor, abandon not the flock

    August 21 2012 by Ben Simpson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    ALEXANDRIA, Tenn. – The stillness of the night is shattered by the howl of a hungry wolf, making the wool of the sheep stand on end in terror like an electric shock just ran through it. Those little sheep really have nothing to fear as long as their brave and strong shepherd stands watching, ready to defend his sheep with his very life.

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  • In London, venturing among the unreached

    August 20 2012 by Ava Thomas, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LONDON – “Jesus will keep you from going straight to hell!”   The Caribbean lady shouted until her voice went hoarse, parting the multicultural sea exiting a London mall as she stood preaching in the doorway. Young girls with covered heads gawked at her as they passed by.

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  • When God says, ‘No ma’am!’

    August 17 2012 by Amanda Walker | with 0 comments

    RUSTON, La. – My daughter, Makaylan, is 1 year old. As a result, my husband and I have entered a new phase of parenting – the discipline stage. Right now her biggest temptation is the electrical sockets. Though we have them covered, we still do not want her to play with them.

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  • Further training opens doors for medical missions

    August 16 2012 by Jack Carroll, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Every time I tell the story of the Gypsies and New Life Church, I begin by saying, “I never planned to go to the Ukraine because it seemed like a cold and damp place. ” I am sure I will find it that way when I go back for the third time this winter.

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  • Is it hateful to suggest gays can change?

    August 15 2012 by Denny Burk, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Last week, Albert Mohler appeared on the CNN program “Out Front” with Erin Burnett to talk about Chick-fil-A and the gay marriage debate. In the course of the discussion, Mohler explained briefly what the Bible teaches about moral renewal in the life of a Christian.

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  • Is it true Jesus never addressed same-sex marriage?

    August 14 2012 by Daniel Akin, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    WAKE FOREST – Today it is popular among those promoting same-sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject. Those who affirm the historical and traditional understanding of marriage between a man and woman often are admonished to go and read the Bible more carefully.

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  • The 12 lessons of fatherhood, part two (7-12)

    August 13 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
  • Choose your Tweets (& words) carefully

    August 10 2012 by Todd Brady, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    JACKSON, Tenn. – The London games are proving that words are often more powerful than the strongest and most athletic of human beings. Long days of training, months of repetitive practice, and years of relentless discipline are simply not enough to outperform the sometimes devastating consequences of careless words spoken in the heat of thoughtless moments.

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  • Sun sets on a Sikh massacre

    August 9 2012 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    DELHI – It’s sunset on the day after a massacre. I’m standing in a Sikh temple in Delhi, India, wanting so badly to tell the Sikh men and women here that I’m sorry, that I’m ashamed at what happened to their Sikh brothers and sisters in the U.

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