Guest Columns
  • Be there

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

    RICHMOND, Va. – Don’t just do something; stand there. Better yet, kneel there. Be there. It’s easy to switch the verbs in the old, accusatory challenge to do something – anything – rather than stand around. Lots of preachers, speakers and writers invert the familiar phrase to encourage us to slow down and be still.

  • Let’s LoveLoud, Southern Baptists

    June 13 2012 by Al Gilbert, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Recently I had a conversation with a church planter in San Francisco. The one-year-old church has been heavily involved in helping a local school. They are tutoring struggling kids, supporting teachers and their families and have helped with repair work at the school.

  • 5 lessons about manhood I learned from my dad

    June 12 2012 by Jason Lee, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    FORT WORTH, Texas – I was blessed to have my dad when I was growing up. Not only that, I also knew both of my grandfathers (since they were World War II vets, one at Utah Beach and the other on Guadalcanal, that was not a given). Not everybody is as blessed as I was.

  • 8 tips for fathers on Father’s Day

    June 11 2012 by Diana Davis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – Christian fathers can positively impact our families and the world. Share the following Bible-based tips with fathers you know. The list may be downloaded at keeponshining. com under the “free stuff” tab. Add your church name and logo and laminate the list to make a bookmark suitable for a Father’s Day giveaway at church.

  • How were the books of the New Testament chosen?

    June 8 2012 by Timothy Paul Jones, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Suppose that you became a Christian in the second century A. D. You’ve heard the story of a divine being who died on a cross and rose from the dead. Through baptism, you’ve openly identified yourself with His followers.

  • 6 ways NAMB can help your church in evangelism

    June 7 2012 by Larry Wynn, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – There’s really no better sign of a church’s spiritual health than the evangelistic activity of its people. It always excites me to see Southern Baptists embrace their calling to make Christ known. We’re fast approaching a season of intense, concentrated engagement in reaching communities for Christ.

  • Southern Baptists, we’re not in Zion anymore

    June 6 2012 by Trevin Wax, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – My grandparents remember the day when “religious diversity” in the South referred to the presence of multiple Christian denominations. – Pentecostals debating spiritual gifts with Baptists. – Presbyterians promoting perseverance of the saints over against the Methodists.

  • The grace of unity: a prayer for the Southern Baptist Convention

    June 5 2012 by Malcolm Yarnell, Guest Column | with 1 comments

    “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard, that went down to the skirts of his garments. As the dew of Hermon, that descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore” (Psalm 133).

  • 7 keys to preventing pastoral burnout

    June 4 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – I have the incredible opportunity to interact with pastors regularly. In recent conversations, I have asked two questions. First, have you ever experienced burnout in your ministry? Second, what do you do to prevent pastoral burnout? Interestingly, every pastor with whom I spoke had experienced some level of burnout.

  • No more giant apps – a browser is all you need

    June 1 2012 by Aaron Linne, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On my bookshelf sits a copy of the B&H Publishing Group classic trade book from 1991, “Help, There’s a Computer in My Church!” Surprisingly, I have yet to be able to convince our leadership team to convert it into ePub so we can start selling it again on the Barnes & Noble Nook .

  • Falling in love with Nineveh

    May 30 2012 by Eric Geiger, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the Lord called me into ministry, I told Him I would go anywhere He asked. When Kaye and I married and discussed where the Lord would possibly put us, we committed we would go wherever He sent us. I graduated from seminary, and was asked to fill out a form indicating where we would like to serve.

  • Gay divorce threatens marriage

    May 25 2012 by Penna Dexter, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    DALLAS (BP) – Same-sex “marriage” is getting some high profile support lately. But in actual elections, it still loses.   With the recent vote in North Carolina, 31 states now have amended their constitutions to protect marriage, defined as the union between one man and one woman.

  • Use boundaries to deter sin

    May 24 2012 by Kevin Ezell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – A pastor I know well had hidden marital infidelity for years, but it recently came to light. The truth about this is continuing to emerge, but enough of it’s already out there to make me grit my teeth when I think about it.

  • Pastors, give students ultimate gift: your attention

    May 23 2012 by Adam C. English, Guest Column | with 1 comments

    I preached my first sermon on a bright Sunday morning in front of the youth group at the age of 17. I accepted the call to ministry when I was 16, and my youth pastor supported me every step of the way, even to the point of inviting me to preach. I will always be grateful for the opportunity.

  • 50 years of leadership at Camp Caraway

    May 22 2012 by Jeremy Jackson, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Half a century ago North Carolina Baptist representatives laced up their boots and climbed the surprisingly mountainous terrain of central North Carolina as they scouted a location for a Royal Ambassador summer camp. A site of interest was found at the northern tip of the Uwharries, a mountain range appearing as an island in the middle of N.

  •  |<  <  112 - 113 - 114 - 115 - 116 - 117 - 118 - 119 - 120 - 121  >  >| 
    Displaying results 1726-1740 (of 1892)