Guest Columns
  • Influx reshapes U.S. cities

    November 16 2011 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NEW YORK – Immigrants flowing into urban America live mostly in the inner cities of huge metro areas, form tight ethnic enclaves and stick together, right?

  • If you are reading this, thank a veteran

    November 11 2011 by Michael J. Brooks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    MARION, Ala. – World War II affected my family in a number of ways. My father received a medical deferment due to his ulcerated stomach and a special diet he was on, but two of my mother's brothers served in the war. Uncle Raymond was a...

  • Men, temptation & the gospel

    November 11 2011 by Owen Strachan, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A few months ago Harvey Mansfield, Harvard professor of government and 2011 Bradley Prize winner, wrote a provocative piece on the distinctive characteristics and faults of men for The Weekly Standard.

  • Awakening: The world’s No. 1 need

    November 9 2011 by Ronnie Floyd, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Research suggests that only 11 of every 100 people in the world claim Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. About 50 percent of the world’s population presently has no realistic opportunity to hear the gospel and...

  • Creative goal-setting ideas for the Lottie Moon offering

    November 8 2011 by Diana Davis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – When an Indiana pastor asked his small congregation to set a sacrificial goal for their Lottie Moon offering, he never expected this. A goal of $500 would have been a challenge for Iglesia Bautista Hispana El Calvario, but...

  • Confessions of a recovering workaholic

    November 8 2011 by Terry Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    BARRE, Vt. (BP) – Hello, my name is Terry and I’m a workaholic. I am celebrating five years of balanced living, but every day is still a struggle.

  • We wanted ‘dream house’; God had other plans

    November 4 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR managing editor | with 0 comments

    It wasn’t supposed to be a move that swept us away from our friends and comfortable life in Virginia. In February, my wife and I put the first house we’d ever owned on the market. We had lived in the house for about six years, and we...

  • The fog of blogs

    November 1 2011 by Matthew Arbo, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Almost everyone has driven through white-out fog at some point in their life. On especially humid days, fogs can become so dense that drivers commute with hazard lights flashing in order to be seen clearly by other...

  • Want to reach young people? Better be on Facebook

    October 31 2011 by Terry Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    BARRE, Vt. – The Facebook post popped up on my screen. It was a young adult friend who needed to talk about some things going on in his life. We talked via instant message for a while and then later that evening we chatted by phone. We...

  • What to do when God seems distant

    October 28 2011 by Diane Montgomery, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    FORT WORTH, Texas – She was sitting there contemplating what to say. She had so many thoughts running through her mind. Her feelings seemed to change with every thought. He’d been so part of her life that she couldn’t imagine...

  • Yes, son, we are rich

    October 27 2011 by Chuck Bentley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    When my oldest two sons, Hank and Todd, were small boys, we took a family vacation to the Colorado mountains with two other families. Both of the other families had far more money than the Bentleys.

  • How to have a God-honoring Halloween

    October 26 2011 by Eugene Curry, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    There’s an old British prayer that I’ve always found rather charming: “From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us.” As we move toward Halloween, I imagine...

  • 10 revival meeting tips

    October 25 2011 by Jake Roudkovski, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NEW ORLEANS – Even though the number of revival meetings in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has been declining, a significant amount of churches continue to use revival meetings for evangelism and revitalization.

  • Is Mormonism Christian?

    October 21 2011 by Phil Roberts, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    KANSAS City, Mo. – Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas touched a very sensitive nerve when he referred to the Mormon church and faith as a cult. People have raised the issue and the question, “What, in fact, are...

  • Evangelism or justice – which do we choose?

    October 20 2011 by Russell D. Moore, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some evangelicals talk as though personal evangelism and public justice are contradictory concerns, or, at least, that one is part of the mission of the church and the other isn’t. I think otherwise, and I think the...

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