Guest Columns
  • Talking to your children about ...

    January 19 2018 by Gary Ledbetter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I passed through the living room of our house as some TV news people were talking about how to approach your kids about sexual harassment in the news. This came in the wake of talking to your kids about the Sutherland Springs church massacre last year, talking to your kids about devastating hurricanes, talking to your kids about Donald Trump, talking to your kids about police brutality and so on.

  • The battle for your time

    January 18 2018 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    In the early days of another year, it is important to consider how we use the time God gives us, since the hours, days and months will quickly pass away.   Satan will use any distraction possible to influence how we spend the precious moments God gives to us each day.

  • It makes all the difference

    January 17 2018 by Doug Munton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Having practiced daily devotions for many years, I spend some time each day (mornings usually work best for me) reading my Bible and praying. I read a certain number of chapters of the Bible, underlining as I go. And I spend time praying by praising and thanking God, confessing sin, asking for my needs and praying for the needs of others.

  • Revival & the glory of God

    January 16 2018 by Doug Metzger, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    Southern Baptists want revival but, sadly, for the wrong reasons, Henry Blackaby once told me.   “Until we want revival for the glory of God, God will not send it,” the Experiencing God author said over lunch one day at the North American Mission Board.

  • Is God at home in you?

    January 15 2018 by Frank S. Page, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I was challenged early in my ministry to read the Bible through in a single year, a practice I have continued since January 1974. God’s Word continues to illuminate my heart with precious truths. Not a day goes by when God does not reveal something new, fresh and exciting to me.

  • They imploded my building!

    January 12 2018 by Jimmy Draper, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It is rare for any of us to have buildings named after us. It is even more rare for us to observe the destruction of those buildings. But it happens – in fact it just did in Nashville where the Draper Tower was reduced to rubble in a few seconds on Jan.

  • Ala. vs. Ga.: Post-season play in a postmodern era

    January 11 2018 by David H. McKinley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    At the risk of adding to the paralysis of analysis (ad infinitum, ad nauseam) following big games, I have found myself captured by a powerful parable I need to examine and express before time passes and the imagery of the Alabama victory fades.   Monday night’s National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in the College Football Playoffs displayed all the expected traits of the strong, calculated and daring leadership Nick Saban has brought and continues to bring to college football in this era.

  • Is church membership biblical?

    January 10 2018 by Bill Connors, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments

    Some Christians struggle with the idea of formal local church membership. They feel uncomfortable with the idea that some folks are “in” and other folks are “out. ” They ask, “Where in the Bible does the idea of formally recognized church membership appear?”   Settling the issue of church membership requires understanding the biblical concept of a local church, embracing the types of covenants that existed between early believers, accepting that New Testament church members knew who was and was not part of their group and recognizing a believer’s Kingdom-citizen responsibilities.

  • Why we are pro-life

    January 9 2018 by J.D. Greear, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:2-4 ESV).

  • 10 resolutions for missions in the New Year

    January 5 2018 by Chuck Lawless, IMB | with 0 comments

    It’s a new year – a time when many of us make resolutions. If you’re like I am, those resolutions are often self-focused. We plan to exercise more, eat less, save more dollars, take more time off, accomplish some long-delayed goals and generally make this year more productive than the last one.

  • Start somewhere

    January 4 2018 by Keith Shorter, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I went to Southeast Asia recently with some other leaders from across South Carolina. The night before I left, a friend of mine came by to pray with me. He once served as a missionary in one of the countries we were going to visit. He was excited that I would finally be in the country he loved so dearly.

  • Will the pro-life movement sink or swim?

    January 3 2018 by Dayton Hartman, Intersect Project | with 0 comments

    Learning to swim is a terrifying experience. You are thrown into a body of liquid that could fill your lungs and kill you within minutes, and you’ve got to figure out how to stay on top of that liquid or die. This fun, summertime activity really is a life and death struggle.

  • The state of preaching in the SBC

    January 2 2018 by Frank S. Page, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I think I can say that I travel back and forth across the country as much as or more than, just about anyone within the Southern Baptist Convention. This allows me great opportunity to visit every size church as well as state conventions and associations, seminaries, colleges, universities and other groups.

  • The newspaper & your leadership

    December 29 2017 by Randy Adams, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It was once said a preacher ought to have the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other – that the sermon needs to connect biblical truth to life today, life in this world and life in a particular place.   That image of the pastor-preacher with the Bible and the newspaper made sense when I first heard it many years ago.

  • CHRISTMAS: No need to grieve alone

    December 22 2017 by Jesse Campbell, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I just wanted to make her smile once. That was all I wanted that Christmas. I wanted my wife to smile again.   Christmastime has taken a quantum leap toward the better in my family over the past few years. Our 2012 Christmas was mired in grief with few glimmers of glee.

  •  |<  <  9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18  >  >| 
    Displaying results 181-195 (of 1867)