Guest Columns
  • Christianity isn’t dying, cultural Christianity is

    October 25 2012 by Ed Stetzer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE – You’ve heard it suggested the United States is simply Europe on a 50-year delay. Supposedly most churches will be museums before our grandchildren reach adulthood. Though new numbers from Pew Research released this month...

  • The silencing of supporters of traditional marriage

    October 25 2012 by Kelly Boggs, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    ALEXANDRIA, La. – “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was a policy employed by the U.S. armed forces. Military officials were instructed not to inquire concerning a serviceperson’s sexual preference and, in turn, the...

  • Banning reparative therapy

    October 24 2012 by Penna Dexter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    DALLAS – California teenagers who experience same-sex attractions and wish to seek professional help in trying to overcome them can no longer do so. The reason: California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a disturbing bill that prohibits...

  • Jihad’s ultimate tragedy

    October 24 2012 by Rob Phillips, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on Sept. 11, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, brought the Muslim doctrine of “jihad” back into our living rooms as we watched in horror the...

  • Will Southern Baptists rise to the challenge?

    October 23 2012 by Tom Elliff, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    One billion is a big number. It would take you 37 years to count to one billion at one number a second. Seven billion is an even larger and more significant number. That is the number of people currently inhabiting the globe. In 1804 the world...

  • Genderless marriages and genderless bathrooms?

    October 23 2012 by Joseph Backholm, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LYNWOOD, Wash. – For many people, agreeing that marriage should be redefined is simply how they prove they are a good and decent person. If, however, they allow themselves to consider the possibility (and reality) that there are people of...

  • Why your view of politics may be wrong

    October 19 2012 by James A. Smith Sr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Your view of politics – or, more specifically, the role of Christians and Christianity in politics – is probably wrong (at least at times). Don’t be offended; my views over the years also have been...

  • 7 functions of state conventions

    October 19 2012 by John Yeats, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Baptist state conventions are not the church. State conventions are nowhere in scripture. Only the local church was given by Christ to fulfill the purpose of His Kingdom. Local Southern Baptist churches, though...

  • The great clarification: fuzzy fidelity and the rise of the nones

    October 18 2012 by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meet the unaffiliated. An increasing number of Americans identify with no church, denomination, or religious tradition, and this development represents a truly significant shift in the nation’s pattern of belief...

  • A roach, a spider web, and a lesson on sin

    October 18 2012 by Katie McCoy, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    FORT WORTH, Texas – I hate roaches. I just loathe them. Maybe my disgust is compounded by growing up in Florida where the roaches had wings. The only roach I want to see is a dead one – and even then I’m a little squeamish...

  • Trusting in God’s providence

    October 17 2012 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Who’s in charge of our world today? We see wars raging, morality collapsing, children suffering, nuclear threats. But, “Everything in the heavens and earth is Yours, O Lord.... We adore You as being in control...

  • Why choosing a church is not like choosing a sports team

    October 17 2012 by Timothy Paul Jones, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Major League Baseball season is drawing to a close once again. My favorite team launched the season with the hopeful slogan, “This is our time.” But “our time” quickly faded into “next time...

  • The face of joy

    October 16 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    RICHMOND, Va. – I’m thinking about two faces: one belonging to an elderly woman, the other to a little girl. Both radiate pure joy. The woman’s face appeared in a photograph taken during a fall concert tour of Ukraine by the...

  • What to do when Christianity is denigrated

    October 16 2012 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In recent weeks bloody protests by Muslims, supposedly directed at an anti-Islamic film, have stretched from the Middle East to Indonesia and even Australia. In some cases, terrorist attacks accompanied the demonstrations...

  • Why abortion is the most important issue this election

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

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Nov. 6, America will go to the polls and elect the next president as well as members of the House and Senate. In advance of this vote, most Americans believe that the chief issue facing the country is the ailing economy....

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