Guest Columns
  • Conjecture and speculation vs. fact

    April 24 2012 by Mark Creech, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Recently, I came across an advertisement against the North Carolina Marriage Protection Amendment that caught my attention. It raised a host of bogus arguments against the amendment, contending that benefits might be taken away, emergency medical...

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  • 10 things your kids should know about money

    April 20 2012 by Chuck Bentley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    One of the greatest gifts you could ever give your children is the ability to handle money wisely. It’s a skill set that will serve them well all throughout life, and sadly, not one they’re likely to learn in school.

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  • Serving in an unhealthy situation

    April 19 2012 by Ed Stetzer, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A couple I know was approached about working at a prominent Christian organization.

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  • What can you do to support marriage amendment?

    April 9 2012 by Ray Barnhill, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The purpose of this article is not to talk about if or why we should support the marriage amendment as North Carolina Baptists and citizens. It is not to try to convince you that marriage is a good thing. It is. God says so!  We should be way...

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  • Christianity in Crisis? A response to Newsweek & Andrew Sullivan

    April 4 2012 by Trevin Wax, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Newsweek’s latest cover story, written by popular author Andrew Sullivan, encourages Americans to “forget the church” and just “follow Jesus.” According to Sullivan:

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  • Should churches be tax-exempt? (Yes, and here’s why)

    April 3 2012 by Erik Stanley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Why is your church tax exempt? Why should it continue to be tax exempt? If I were to sit down and ask you these questions, would you have a clear and coherent answer? I suspect this is something we seldom think about...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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