Guest Columns
  • Racial reconciliation – the way forward

    June 4 2018 by Ken Hemphill | with 0 comments

    Paula, my wife and ministry partner, loves Psalm 145:4 “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. ” This verse is the preface for the times when Paula and I talk to our grandchildren about the many ways we have seen God at work in our extended family.

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  • Southern Baptist leaders have begun to say publicly what many have been saying privately for months: our denomination is undergoing a time of judgment. In a recent article on his personal blog, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. said, “[T]he terrible swift sword of public humiliation has come with a vengeance.

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  • The wrath of God poured out

    May 30 2018 by Albert Mohler Jr., Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The last few weeks have been excruciating for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and for the larger evangelical movement. It is as if bombs are dropping and God alone knows how many will fall and where they will land.   America’s largest evangelical denomination has been in the headlines day after day.

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  • It’s not about us

    May 25 2018 by Keith Shorter, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    Though it was not an audible voice, I never expected to encounter God in line at Starbucks.   I had taken a group of pastors to Boston on a Catch the Vision Trip with the North American Mission Board. After listening to several church planters and hearing their heart for the city, we took a coffee break.

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  • A prayer at D.L. Moody’s gravesite

    May 24 2018 by Paul Kim, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    On a bright spring morning on Saturday, May 5, a caravan of minivans pulled into the parking lot of The Moody Center in Northfield, Mass. This idyllic little New England town was where the famous evangelist Dwight Lyman Moody was born and buried. READ MORE

  • The issue of race & a compassionate heart

    May 23 2018 by Nate Millican, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    At the MLK50 conference in Memphis, Tenn. , I looked forward to learning more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as how the gospel informs and empowers us to be, as Tim Keller says, “just persons. ” That is, those changed by the gospel should be persons of justice, particularly in reference to racial issues.

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  • Prayer for Southern Baptist resolutions

    May 22 2018 by Jason G. Duesing | with 0 comments

    As chairman of the 2018 SBC Committee on Resolutions, I write to ask for members and messengers of Southern Baptist churches to pray for the committee during this season where we carry out our work and to provide a brief overview of our responsibilities.

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  • The problem of evil – for atheists

    May 21 2018 by Adam Groza | with 0 comments

    In his book “The Cross of Christ,” John Stott said that the “the fact of suffering undoubtedly constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith. ”   The ages-old problem of evil is the apparent conflict or contradiction between the existence of evil and suffering and the existence an all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present God who is also perfectly good.

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  • Chaplaincy: It’s all about presence

    May 18 2018 by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments

    When Chaplain (CPT) Robert Boyles was in U. S. Army Ranger School training, he met four strangers he later would baptize. But when the weather turned 15 degrees that night, Boyles was simply another Ranger in training, stomping his feet in his Army boots to keep warm.

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  • SBC IN DALLAS: Bright light in the prayer room

    May 17 2018 by Ted Elmore, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    “Daddy, are we there yet?” Oh, do I remember those days.   A few of you coming to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas this year will hear those or similar words. Many of us recall the days when vacations were planned around the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Vulnerable children, foster care & what you can do

    May 16 2018 by David Melber, NAMB | with 0 comments

    Thirteen-year-old Mary wakes up early on a Monday morning. Entering the kitchen, she begins making lunches for her 10-year-old brother and her 5-year-old sister.   Peanut butter again. Stale bread. She brushes her sister’s hair, grabs book bags and heads out the door.

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  • SBC: Joining the orchestra

    May 15 2018 by Amy Whitfield, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    It was June 2006 when I walked through a tunnel into the Greensboro Coliseum and first saw the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in action. I watched in awe as a sea of paper ballots rose in the air time and again, and President Bobby Welch led 11,639 messengers through two days of actions that would affect the year to come.

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  • Churches, your wireless sound equipment may stop working soon

    May 14 2018 by Kenny Lamm, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Many church wireless microphone and in-ear monitor systems operate in the 600 MHz frequency. Due to the increasing needs for more of the broadcast spectrum by wireless providers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently auctioned off much of the 600 MHz frequencies to companies, including mobile phone providers.

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  • Faith of our mothers

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

    There is an old hymn by Frederick William Faber written in memory of Catholic martyrs during the time of King Henry VIII. Somehow this hymn made its way into the Baptist Hymnal due to its militant call to remain vigilant in spiritual battle and steadfast in the defense of truth.

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  • Staying teachable

    May 10 2018 by David Frasure, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    We all understand the value of a good education, but even more valuable is a teachable spirit.   I know that after 35 years in ministry I still need to learn and grow in the very areas in which many think I am most proficient. Even the apostle Paul spoke of his personal need to continue to grow in his understanding of Christ (Philippians 3:12-14).

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