Guest Columns
  • What they won’t tell you about DACA

    February 5 2018 by Alan Cross | with 0 comments

    DACA has been in the news a lot lately. On Sept. 5, 2017, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that President Barack Obama initiated through executive action in 2012 and gave the program six months to sunset.

  • Two sisters

    February 2 2018 by Curt Iles, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Two bad sisters named Katrina and Rita brought destruction and hard times to Louisiana in 2005. However, there’s a story worth telling about two sisters in Dry Creek where I grew up and how the hurricanes brought about forgiveness and reconciliation.

  • Let us pray

    February 1 2018 by Waylon Bailey, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    No one on earth has a precise formula for prayer. It is so much more than a formula or a recitation.   It is coming into the presence of the Holy God. It is seeking Him with all your heart.   We need to pray to know God. We need to be in the presence and under the leadership of the God of the universe.

  • Let us be women

    January 31 2018 by Katie McCoy, SWBTS | with 1 comments

    The incomparable Elisabeth Elliot once said, “The fact that I am a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman. ” Her words echo down through the decades as a new generation surveys the wreckage of cultural confusion and joins her cry: “Let Me Be a Woman.

  • The pastors, they were there

    January 30 2018 by Paul Chitwood, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    We waited and waited. For hours. Hundreds of families were packed into the middle school cafeteria hoping to hear the name of their teenager called, anxious to see them and know they were OK. Besides those families, the first responders and school staff were there.

  • Should women be seminary professors?

    January 29 2018 by Meredith Cook, Intersect Project | with 0 comments
  • He’s listening to a story about Jesus

    January 26 2018 by Laura Hurd, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Just a year ago I would never have imagined snapping a picture of my little guy sitting and listening to a story about Jesus – or sitting and listening to anything at all.   That is normal expected behavior for 4-year-olds. At least for a little while for children with fidgety hands and squirmy bodies.

  • Choosing life: a sober and sustaining joy

    January 25 2018 by Eric Brown | with 1 comments

    Our third child, Pearl Joy Brown, was born shortly after midnight on July 27, 2012, following a pregnancy wrought with heartache and hope. She was diagnosed with alobar holoprocensephaly during a 20-week ultrasound. My wife, Ruth, and I were advised to induce labor, say goodbye and try again.

  • You don’t reap what you sow; you reap more

    January 24 2018 by J.D. Greear, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Plant a wheat seed, and it will turn into a wheat stalk that can produce hundreds of wheat seeds. Plant an acorn, and it will grow into an oak tree that will produce thousands of acorns.   In the harvest, what comes back to you is always greater than what you sowed.

  • 9 ways pastors can be above reproach and avoid scandal

    January 22 2018 by Chris Hefner, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The patterns of sexual misconduct exposed in elite political and media circles are staggering. We are reaping the harvest of the “free love” movement in the 1960s and other decadent cultural trends. Nothing that has been exposed should surprise us, but it should sadden and sober us.

  • 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.

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