Guest Columns
  • The dark night in Denver – groping for answers

    July 24 2012 by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The news hit the airwaves like a sudden onslaught, and the truth began to sink in. It has happened again. This time, 71 people shot while attending the midnight premier of the last in the Batman sequence, “The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Opt out of the gay marriage debate? That’s no longer an option

    July 24 2012 by Owen Strachan, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There’s been a lot of talk about evangelicals opting out of the culture wars recently. Some of that could be good. Few of us want to identify the church with the Republican Party, or to act as if anything is more needful than the promotion of the gospel.

  • Dan Cathy’s views are in the majority

    July 23 2012 by Kelly Boggs, Baptist Press | with 5 comments

    ALEXANDRIA, La. – Dan Cathy, Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, supports the traditional definition of marriage. “Well guilty as charged,” is how Cathy responded to the Biblical Recorder when it was pointed out that some are critical of Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional values.

  • The atheist and the discriminating discount

    July 19 2012 by LaShawn Barber, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments

    [Recently] while out sightseeing, I walked past a restaurant that advertised free meals for children under 10. I envisioned a family with several small children, and the parents paying for only two meals. What a nice deal, and a great way to pull in tourists, I thought.

  • The tide turning on global warming ‘alarmism’?

    July 18 2012 by Penna Dexter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    DALLAS – Most people didn’t notice the United Nations convened down in Rio de Janeiro June 20. But we should be paying attention. Lots of mischief is attempted at these U. N. conferences. British Lord Christopher Monkton was a guest in June on the Point of View radio program, calling in from the Rio Plus 20 conference.

  • Why poor tipping compromises the gospel

    July 17 2012 by Raymond Johnson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – “So that was a friendly Christian person?” After making that statement, one of my restaurant coworkers – a divorced, agnostic man working two jobs to pay child support – tossed a receipt with a circle around the subpar tip he had received from a Christian individual sitting at his table.

  • NAMB making good choices for leadership, ministry efforts

    July 16 2012 by Alvin Reid, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    In 1989 my wife, Michelle, and our infant son embarked on a journey from Texas to Indiana, from living in the Bible Belt all our lives to the Midwest. We had been called to Indiana to serve as missionaries for the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board/READ MORE

  • How to make your marriage soar

    July 13 2012 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Shooting bald eagles – with cameras – is now a popular sport in America. Spotting their high-flying, sharp-sighted majesty is a national pastime. They soar and glide 10,000 feet above earth by catching updrafts.

  • Fear not – God commands it

    July 12 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    RICHMOND, Va. – Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq was known as “the republic of fear” among opponents – those who were still alive, that is. The deposed dictator, who was hanged in 2006, so effectively instilled dread among Iraqis during his decades in power that the mere rumor of a visit from his henchmen was enough to make most citizens tremble and submit.

  • Warning: Photoshopped women can harm your self-image

    July 11 2012 by Mary Kassian, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The 116-pound Israeli model, Danielle Segal, was told she was too fat for the runway. After losing 29 pounds and being hospitalized twice for malnutrition, she was finally able to work successfully . . . until Israel recently passed a new law prohibiting the hiring of underweight models.

  • Launch a 1st day-of-school tradition at your church

    July 10 2012 by Diana Davis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – Begin a new first-day-of-school tradition at your church this year. Plan a community-wide coffee for moms after they drop kids off at school. It could begin right after the school bell, so if your district’s elementary, middle and high schools start at different times, plan three coffees.

  • What guests see when they visit your church

    July 9 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the context of serious theological discussions, it may seem trivial to write about first impressions of guests when they visit your church. But if we could understand that a returning guest has more opportunities to hear the gospel and experience Christian love and fellowship, we might take the issue a bit more seriously.

  • The power of revival & repentance

    July 6 2012 by Fred Luter Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NEW ORLEANS – As a kid growing up in my home church, one of the most exciting times of the year was our annual revival. Oh what a time that was! It was a time that everyone was anticipating. I can vividly remember the choir singing songs that had everyone on their feet.

  • His choice: Denounce Jesus or face torture

    July 6 2012 by Lin Sung* with Susie Rain, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    (EDITOR’S NOTE – Lin Sung* had just completed evangelism training. As part of the final assignment, the class dispersed to surrounding villages to practice sharing the gospel. Sung sent a text message to tell a friend where he would be.

  • ‘More than a fire’ in Colorado flames

    July 5 2012 by Bob Bender, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Sunday before the most destructive fire in Colorado history, I preached on suffering. * One must not preach on such a subject unless he is willing to live it. The Waldo Canyon fire would soon become a community and state tragedy as well as national and international news.

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