Guest Columns
  • The 12 lessons of fatherhood, part two (7-12)

    August 13 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In 12 lessons of fatherhood, I covered lessons one through six (See here). Today: lessons seven through 12. Lesson 7: Communicate the blessing with words and touch. Even if our children know we love them and that we are proud of them, they need...

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  • Choose your Tweets (& words) carefully

    August 10 2012 by Todd Brady, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    JACKSON, Tenn. – The London games are proving that words are often more powerful than the strongest and most athletic of human beings. Long days of training, months of repetitive practice, and years of relentless discipline are simply not...

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  • Sun sets on a Sikh massacre

    August 9 2012 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    DELHI – It’s sunset on the day after a massacre. I’m standing in a Sikh temple in Delhi, India, wanting so badly to tell the Sikh men and women here that I’m sorry, that I’m ashamed at what happened to their Sikh...

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  • The 12 lessons of fatherhood, part one (lessons 1-6)

    August 8 2012 by Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I once did an interview for an online publication, and one of the questions was: “Who has been the greatest leadership influence in your life?” Without hesitation, I wrote: “My three sons: Sam, Art, and...

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  • An even faster Internet & its impact on churches

    August 7 2012 by Aaron Linne, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amidst all the technology changes happening in 2012 – from Windows 8 to the new iPhone this fall – the biggest one is happening more discreetly, without you even knowing it. It will change the way we interact...

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  • What if you could record your entire life?

    August 2 2012 by Aaron Linne, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The greatest struggle the rising generation will have is knowing too much about the world around them – and so little about their own lives. With a few taps on a phone, we can call up the exact population of Lincoln,...

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  • Answering questions about Old Testament polygamy

    August 1 2012 by Gregory Thornbury, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    JACKSON, Tenn. – In the middle of ongoing cultural convulsions over the definition of marriage, I have found one question increasingly on the minds of many people: “Didn’t God in the Old Testament allow for polygamy? If that is...

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  • We dare not chicken out

    August 1 2012 by Eric Metaxas, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NEW YORK – If you’re even a semi-regular BreakPoint listener, you’ve no doubt heard Chuck Colson – and me – talk about “breaking the spiral of silence.” We’ve warned about the dangers of remaining...

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  • Holiness in a hook-up culture

    July 31 2012 by Candi Finch, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    FORT WORTH, Texas – A few months ago I heard an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Joe McIlhaney, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, who came to speak to our college students at Southwestern about what he has observed over his...

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  • Response: SEBTS agenda is Great Commission

    July 30 2012 by Ken Keathley, Guest Column | with 1 comments

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please see Les Puryear's guest column that he submitted to the Recorder. Puryear is pastor/church planter at Cornerstone Community Church in Lewisville.) Is there a Calvinist agenda to reform traditional Southern Baptist...

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  • Is there a Calvinist agenda to reform traditional SBC churches?

    July 30 2012 by Les Puryear, Guest Column | with 5 comments

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Please see Ken Keathley's response to this column. Keathley is senior vice president of academic administration/dean of faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.) Recently, I [spoke] with a pastor...

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  • Want to be a leader? Then love & serve others

    July 27 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    RICHMOND, Va. – He didn’t have time to encourage a confused kid, but he did anyway. He was Hoffman Harris, the busy pastor of fast-growing Briarlake Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. The confused kid was me. I was a new member of his...

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  • The need for spiritual revival in the SBC

    July 26 2012 by Frank S. Page, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    (EDITOR’S NOTE – This first-person is part of a series in anticipation of the 40/40 Prayer Vigil for Spiritual Revival and National Renewal, an initiative of the North American Mission Board and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission...

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  • God is at work in teen lives in Vt.

    July 25 2012 by Terry Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Parental suicide. Sexual molestation. Cutting. Drug addiction. Attempted suicide. Childhood brain tumor. Mother murdered. Bullying. Near fatal car accidents. Family member died of cancer. Family member battled cancer. Depression. Pill addiction...

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  • The dark night in Denver – groping for answers

    July 24 2012 by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The news hit the airwaves like a sudden onslaught, and the truth began to sink in. It has happened again. This time, 71 people shot while attending the midnight premier of the last in the Batman sequence, “The Dark...

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