Guest Columns
  • Go see ‘October Baby’

    March 20 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The second sermon I ever preached was on the incredible value of life and the inconceivable atrocity of abortion.

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  • Money – a test of our loyalty to God

    March 16 2012 by Chuck Bentley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Chris was desperate for career guidance. After spending seven years in prison, he reached out to me on our national radio broadcast that he had listened to since his incarceration for car-jacking.

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  • Cross the street, reach the nations

    March 15 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A missionary with years of experience in the Muslim world was visiting back home in the United States when he struck up a friendly conversation with an immigrant shop owner.

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  • What will the marriage amendment do?

    March 14 2012 by Paul “Skip” Stam, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    On May 8, the voters will decide whether this provision should be added to the State Constitution: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This Section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.

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  • Anatomy of a name change

    March 13 2012 by Micah Fries, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    When the invitation of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Bryant Wright came [for me] to serve on a task force dedicated to deliberating the possibility of changing the name of the SBC, I was thankful for the invitation and excited to serve with other men and women who care about the SBC.

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  • Kirk Cameron stood strong – will other Christians do the same?

    March 9 2012 by Denny Burk, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Are you paying attention to the response to Kirk Cameron’s recent remarks about gay marriage on Piers Morgan’s television program? Cameron did not come on the program to talk about homosexuality, and he even looked like he was trying to change the subject. But Morgan pressed him, and so Cameron answered.

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  • Why God doesn’t tell you everything ...

    March 8 2012 by Trevin Wax, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It’s Wednesday night, and I’m helping our kids get their shoes on, jackets on, and Bibles ready as we’re about to rush to church. I hustle them out the door, tell Corina we’re waiting for her in the car, and then load them into the van.

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  • Is your church ready for Easter’s extra guests?

    March 7 2012 by Diana Davis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – If a crowd of children was coming to your home for an Easter egg hunt, would you just give each child a carton of raw eggs as they arrived? Of course not. You’d boil and color eggs, decorate, and prepare prizes and snacks.

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  • Life is short – redeem the time

    February 29 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Your days are numbered.

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  • New film spotlights abortion, power of forgiveness

    February 29 2012 by Dwayne Hastings, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    There have been over 52 million abortions performed in the U.S. since the ignominious Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973. And for every abortion there is a woman who to some degree – knowingly or unknowingly – is complicit in the taking of her baby’s life.

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  • The Summit Church, SBC, and Cooperative Program

    February 27 2012 by J.D. Greear, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    I have written ... before on The Summit Church’s relationship to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), why we believe it is a valuable network/denomination and why we are a committed part of it and plan to be so for many years to come. If it’s of any interest to you, I did not grow up Southern Baptist, and thus I have no nostalgic loyalty to it. I am in the SBC by choice and conviction. I believe strategic partnership and networking is key for the progress of the Great Commission.

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  • Changing names is good, changing actions is better

    February 24 2012 by Ed Stetzer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    This week an administrative committee for my denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), approved a recommendation that the SBC adopt the informal name of “Great Commission Baptists” (GCB).

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  • 5 ways to avoid temptation on social media

    February 23 2012 by Terri Stovall, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Social networking – few things have so defined and shaped our culture. From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, it seems like everyone who is anyone has one, if not multiple, ways to stay connected.

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  • Oneness, not sameness, needed to reach North America

    February 22 2012 by Kevin Ezell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    During my first year as president of the North American Mission Board I gained a deeper appreciation for who we are as Southern Baptists. It was my aim to get out and meet as many people as I could. As a result, in one year’s time, I was able to visit the majority of the state conventions and spend time with the people there.

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  • Linsanity, Tebow-mania & the evangelistic witness

    February 21 2012 by Bryan Cribb, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Have you caught Linsanity yet? Unless you live life with sports blinders, you probably have at least noticed the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, starting point guard of the New York Knicks as of only a week or so ago.

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