Guest Columns
  • When you meet a beggar

    June 5 2019 by Jared C. Wilson | with 0 comments

    The situation is ages old. We face beggars today just as the disciples did in the first century.   Walking down the street or pulling out of the grocery store parking lot, you’re confronted by a haggard...

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  • Snapshots of inclusion

    June 3 2019 by Laura Hurd | with 0 comments

    I have a friend who has been a constant voice in my life, never being deterred by my unique circumstance as I care for a child with autism.   My son and I recently had the honor finally to attend a local women...

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  • The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will consider a significant proposal on June 10 to establish a standing Credentials Committee. This committee will be tasked with handling disputes that arise related to whether...

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  • Are your college-bound seniors ready?

    May 29 2019 by Austin Gentry | with 0 comments

    Stepping onto the college campus is truly unlike anything else. For your graduates, everything will be new and unknown. It will be exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking, especially when it comes to matters of faith.   ...

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  • #MeToo: One year later

    May 28 2019 by Megan Lively | with 0 comments

    When I came forward last year about a secret I had kept from everyone in my life, I had never heard of the #churchtoo movement or hashtag. Although I was vaguely familiar with the #metoo movement, I was not motivated by it to speak out. With...

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  • More than a building

    May 23 2019 by David Jeremiah | with 0 comments

    We all say it: “Let’s meet at the church.” Somewhere along the way we began referring to “the building where the church meets” as “the church.”   The early church started...

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  • My ministry ‘failure’

    May 21 2019 by Randy L. Bennett | with 0 comments

    I have begun to sort through my books, give away materials collected over the years and empty out files in view of my retirement in the next few years.   I came across a file from back in the late 1970s when I...

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  • ‘Hope-givers’ reaching refugees on brink of despair

    With tears streaming down her face, an elderly woman stood before me half way across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. She was one of thousands to cross the bridge on foot that day. Most carried food, medicine,...

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  • Leading a short-term mission trip is both exciting and intimidating, but in the midst of it all, mission leaders should seize the opportunity to prepare their teams for more than just the trip at hand. Short-term mission trips provide an...

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  • Evaluating Kingdom partnerships

    May 17 2019 by Tony Wolfe | with 0 comments

    The Great Commission is the responsibility of the local church, where God expects each Christian to leverage his or her resources most effectively toward its fulfillment.   In this stewardship, churches must constantly evaluate their...

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  • The church’s mission to make culture

    May 16 2019 by Dayton Hartman | with 0 comments

    The late founder of one of my alma maters was fond of saying, “If it’s Christian, it ought to be better.” This wasn’t an arrogant claim that Christians possess superior talents or abilities. It was just his way of saying...

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  • God was calling

    May 14 2019 by Paul Kim | with 0 comments

    It’s a fact of life that the choices we make are important. We choose our schools, jobs, marriage partners and so forth.   Out of the 33 seminaries I looked into during my senior year at the University of...

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  • #SBC19: A year’s vision recapped

    May 10 2019 by J.D. Greear | with 0 comments

    Last year, after accepting the nomination for presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), I laid out my prayers for our convention. One year in, as we prepare again for our annual meeting, I am just as excited to see God moving in every...

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  • I went on my first short-term mission trip to Cancun, Mexico. While many of you may be thinking “that wasn’t a mission trip, that was a vacation,” let me assure you that it wasn’t. In fact, we didn’t see the ocean or...

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  • It’s not 1997 anymore

    May 8 2019 by Terry W. Dorsett | with 0 comments

    “Everyone has to have a job,” a church growth guru told our group.   Throughout the three-hour seminar, he repeated his advice in many different ways: Everyone in the church should have a position of some sort, even if it is...

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