Guest Columns
  • Life is short – redeem the time

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

    Your days are numbered.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On Adoniram Judson bicentennial: please go and dig

    February 20 2012 by Jason G. Duesing, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The rocks signified a specific event in Israel’s history. The crossing of the Jordan into the Promised Land – a supernatural event – revealed God acting on behalf of His people to keep His promise, show His faithfulness, and display His might.

  • A tune-up or an overhaul?

    February 17 2012 by Larry Doyle, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    One of the things I remember about my dad was his uncanny ability to diagnose what was wrong with an automobile. When I was a teen, he owned and operated his own garage where he serviced cars, trucks and just about anything with four wheels.

  • So what’s an ‘open door’ to do with the gospel?

    February 16 2012 by Jeff Iorg, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    One of the challenges of maintaining ministry or witnessing relationships is knowing when and how to offer spiritual input into another person’s life.

  • Writer goes too far in being ‘all things to all people’

    February 15 2012 by Ricky Browder, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    First of all let me say that I normally do not respond to articles in newspapers, especially those of “religious” origin, so I hesitate to respond to this one. Having said that, there are some things that cause me great concern within this column entitled “SBC [Southern Baptist Convention] needs greater focus on revitalizing dying churches.”

  • Churches can, should openly support marriage

    February 14 2012 by Erik Stanley, Guest Column | with 1 comments

    A guest column by Brian Davis (“Is there room for churches in marriage debate? Yes,” published in the Feb. 4 edition and online) on the issue of churches and the state marriage amendment in North Carolina correctly stated that churches can and should speak to the biblical basis for marriage but incorrectly stated that churches should not take an active role in urging the passage of the amendment.

  • The SBC name change proposal: What will happen?

    February 13 2012 by Dave Miller, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The SBC [Southern Baptist Convention] world was shaken pretty dramatically last September when our president, Bryant Wright, appointed a task force to study the feasibility of changing the name of the SBC. As someone who lives outside the South, I’ve favored such a thing for a long time, so I welcomed this blue ribbon panel to study the issue.

  • 4 reasons you should call instead of write

    February 10 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I really do like the digital age of communications. I can send emails at faster speeds of communication than I would have dreamed years ago. I constantly communicate with my three sons and close friends via text messages.

  • A few weeks ago, I spoke to a church in New York City that is now vulnerable to eviction from the school building where they meet because they spoke of the wrong things – religious things. As such, their speech is soon likely to be banned from NYC public school buildings that sit empty and unused on the weekend.

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