Guest Columns
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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