Guest Columns
  • Fighting for innocence from sin

    August 4 2011 by Gabrielle Pickle, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    ATLANTA — Her name is Christiana and her story is not new. An intoxicating mixture of innocence, beauty and spirit, Christiana was the most sought-after freshman at her Christian college. She went on group date after group date with athletes...

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  • Joni Eareckson Tada discusses life, cancer

    October 7 2010 by Adelle M. Banks | with 0 comments

    (RNS) Disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada, long known as an evangelical icon and a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic who paints with a brush between her teeth, has faced a range of challenges since a diving accident left her paralyzed in 1967...

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  • Associational leader offers GCRTF perspective

    June 8 2010 by J.C. Bradley | with 0 comments

    (EDITOR’S NOTE — J.C. Bradley, retired director of missions, former professor at Golden Gate Theological Seminary and for many years the associational liaison for the North American Mission Board, is writing his perspectives on the...

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  • Amp your youth camp

    June 4 2010 by Diana Davis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kids are leaving for church camp. What does that have to do with you — a church member? Youth camp and kids’ camp offer an amazing focus for Christian growth, building Christian friendships, and knowing God’s...

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  • Being a pro-life church

    January 17 2010 by Karen Cole, Baptist Press | with 3 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Is your church pro-life? As a body, are you encouraging each other not only to think in a pro-life way but also to act in a pro-life way? Undeniably, Christians have been the backbone of the pro-life movement since its...

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Back to Sunday School basics

    January 15 2010 by David Francis | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--During the last decade or so there has been a lot of experimentation with Bible study ministries in churches. Some have changed the named from Sunday School to Bible fellowships, Life Groups or just Bible study in hopes of...

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  • Responding to abortion in the current culture

    January 15 2010 by Traci DeVette Griggs, BSCNC Communications | with 1 comments

    CARY (BSCNC Communications) - I drive by an abortion clinic many days. It’s near my home and just around the corner from where my children went to high school. The parking lot is always full, except on Sundays when it’s closed. For some months...

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  • First Person: Take Sunday School back to basics

    January 14 2010 by David Francis, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During the last decade or so there has been a lot of experimentation with Bible study ministries in churches. Some have changed the named from Sunday School to Bible fellowships, Life Groups or just Bible study in hopes of...

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  • The best and worst movies of 2009

    December 30 2009 by Phil Boatwright | with 1 comments

     KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)--Crude comedies and end-of-the-world actioneers dominated the box office in 2009. Missing was the spiritual poignancy found in past dramas like "Schindler's List" and "Dead Man Walking." Absent were guileless...

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  • Please Come to the 2009 Annual Session

    October 19 2009 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 2 comments

    This will be my last opportunity in the Biblical Recorder to encourage you to attend the 2009 annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC). This gathering will be held on November 9-11 at the Koury Convention Center in...

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  • His Promised Presence

    October 5 2009 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

    For many of us, most of the time life seems good and we take pleasure in living. We enjoy the simple things — flowers, the aroma of fresh coffee and we love to see the sunrise. However, during other times strong emotional undercurrents threaten to...

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  • Motivated by love

    August 24 2009 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

    Being a genuine disciple of Jesus is more about who we are than what we do. The real character of a person is manifested in what he or she mentally dwells on or does when no one else seems to know. God knows all about our character and our level...

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  • Caswell 60 years later

    August 10 2009 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

    After World War II, Fort Caswell on Oak Island could have been used for any number of things: a historical reservation, an educational center for a farm life school or a state park. But it was North Carolina Baptists, under the leadership of Dr. M...

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  • A Worthy Investment

    July 27 2009 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC Executive Director-Treasurer | with 0 comments

    The Convention strives to fulfill the vision that God has laid before us. Our Seven Pillars for Ministry identify the key concepts that guide our efforts. Increasing our work among international communities is one of the pillars. In the story I’m...

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  • COMMENTARY: Wanting more, settling for less

    July 15 2009 by Tom Ehrich | with 0 comments

    NEW YORK (RNS) -- I arrived at church in high spirits, heard a great sermon, but left feeling strangely deflated. My 35-minute walk across Central Park on my way to church had left me tingling. So much beauty, so much life. But entering a dimly...

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