Guest Columns
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • If your pastor made a sermon blunder, would you catch it?

    February 8 2012 by Terry Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A couple of weeks ago I was traveling most of the week and, due to computer problems, I could not get on the Internet. That meant that I had to prepare my Sunday sermon without any commentaries from my library or any help from the Internet. Turns...

  • The president, abortion & religious liberty in peril

    February 7 2012 by R. Albert Mohler Jr., Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In 1808, President Thomas Jefferson stated the matter bluntly: “I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises.”

  • In NYC, schools in churches are OK, but churches in schools are not?

    February 6 2012 by Jordan Lorence, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    When I was in New York City last weekend, I learned about a huge inconsistent way that the city’s public schools treat churches: Churches may not meet in public schools, but public schools can meet in churches.

  • ‘Safe sex’ is a myth, & CDC stats prove it

    February 3 2012 by Kelly Boggs, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released research it conducted on teenagers who participated in a study of “unintended” pregnancies. An examination of the research reveals the idea of “safe sex&rdquo...

  • Tips for ministering to parents of newborns

    February 1 2012 by Diana Davis | with 0 comments

    Our granddaughter, Lily, was born in January. (Can you hear me smiling?) As their church lovingly ministered to the new parents, I realized the magnitude of those small acts. Does your church need fresh ideas for a new parent ministry? Try some of...

  • Time to give up on the GCR (part 2)

    January 31 2012 by Chuck Lawless | with 0 comments

    If you read my column yesterday, you know that I have decided to give up on the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. In fact, I challenged all Southern Baptists to give up on the idea, as none of us can produce the...

  • Is there room for churches in marriage debate? Yes!

    January 30 2012 by Brian K. Davis, BSC executive leader for administration and convention Relations | with 1 comments

    Much interest surrounds the upcoming vote on the proposed amendment to the Constitution of North Carolina defining marriage. The vote on May 8, 2012, will focus on adding the following 22 words to the state’s governing document:

  • Time to give up on the GCR (part 1)

    January 27 2012 by Chuck Lawless | with 0 comments

    I’ve made up my mind – I’m giving up on the Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. It’s not that I’ve been opposed to the concept of a GCR. In fact, I enthusiastically voted in favor of...

  • An Oscar surprise – only one R-rated nomination

    January 26 2012 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The nominations for the 84th Motion Picture Academy Awards – the Oscars – were announced Tuesday. With nine nominees in the Best Picture category, “Hugo” garnered the most nominations with 11, “The Artist&rdquo...

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