Guest Columns
  • 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.

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  • ‘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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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:

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • After the Arab Spring, a ‘window of opportunity’

    January 25 2012 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Some revolutions play out for all the world to see. Others unfold behind the scenes. Both types of change are rippling through the Arab world. It’s been a year since massive demonstrations began Jan. 25, 2011, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square,...

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  • How will you be remembered?

    January 24 2012 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Ever thought about writing your autobiography? Just jot down key dates and events in your life. Beside each date write something. It’ll be a treasure to your grandchildren later. Our words and deeds are actually writing our autobiography...

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  • The ugly American history of eugenics is exposed

    January 20 2012 by Evan Lenow | with 1 comments

    Most Americans live with the belief that we are the greatest society in the world. Our roots stem from proclamations “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these...

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  • A new challenge for pro-lifers

    January 20 2012 by Penna Dexter | with 0 comments

    This is the time of year when pro-life Americans celebrate the sanctity of human life and commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that brought abortion on demand, nationwide. It’s been 39 years since that...

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  • The gospel in an abortion culture

    January 20 2012 by Russell D. Moore | with 0 comments

    As the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision approaches, most Christians recognize, and rightly so, the loss of millions of unborn human lives. What we often forget is the second casualty of an abortion culture: the consciences of...

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  • Super Bowl provides super outreach opportunity

    January 19 2012 by Jason Ellerbrook, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Last year, more than 111 million people watched Super Bowl XLV to see the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s a lot of people in one place at one time.

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  • 8 reasons to be a bivocational pastor

    January 18 2012 by Ray Gilder, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Should any pastor be bivocational? It’s a question that has been around for a long time. In order to give an informed answer, it would help to understand what we mean by “bivocational.”

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  • SBC needs greater focus on revitalizing dying churches

    January 17 2012 by Paul Roberts, Guest Column | with 2 comments

    OK, I’ll ask the question that no one seems to want to voice. Why is the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and its associated state conventions spending so much energy, printed emphasis, and money on church planting when the majority of the...

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