Guest Columns
  • Easter in public schools – the bunny or Jesus?

    April 2 2012 by David Cortman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Easter brings different thoughts and holds different meanings to different people. Some think first of that chocolate Easter bunny that you may get (if you’ve been good, maybe it will even be solid chocolate and not just that thin outer shell with nothing inside but air).

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  • Christ’s presence, seen in ‘little Easters’

    March 30 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    RICHMOND, Va. – Easter is coming. It’s the day we mark the biggest moment in history: the moment the resurrected Christ conquered sin and death. A few years ago I shared some “little Easters,” the quiet epiphanies that continue to reveal His risen presence on the move around the world.

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  • America needs more free speech, not less

    March 29 2012 by Kelly Boggs, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    America is as divided politically and ideologically as perhaps it has ever been. As a result, I think it is time for a refresher course on the First Amendment. To borrow a line from an old Kellogg’s Corn Flakes ad: “The First Amendment, read it again for the first time.”

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  • No time for designated decoys

    March 28 2012 by Mark H. Creech, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    A police officer was waiting across the street from a bar parking lot late on a Saturday night watching for drunks trying to drive home. After a short wait, one particularly sad case stumbled out the door with the front of his shirt soaked.

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  • It’s time to give up excuses, embrace ‘unengaged’

    March 26 2012 by Michael Cloer, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Imagine going into a room with 100 people starving of malnutrition and you had a large bowl of warm food. You put heaping spoons of nourishment on 27 of these plates before you run out of food.   When you return from the kitchen, you dish out food on those same 27 plates until they run out again.

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  • On Twitter? Biblical ethics apply there, too

    March 22 2012 by Chuck Fuller, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Just six years after its advent, Twitter boasts around 500 million users and has been recognized by MLA as a citable source in academic papers. With no “friendships” to maintain, Twitter offers the ultimate in low-maintenance networking. Any user may follow or unfollow any other user.

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  • Do you know when you were saved?

    March 21 2012 by Russell D. Moore, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Oct. 27 is an important date for me. On that day, many years ago, I was a young kid walking alone under a starry sky in my hometown of Biloxi, Miss. I was grappling with who I was and what my life would mean.

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  • 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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