Guest Columns
  • Worship when you’re weary

    May 7 2019 by Anna Schaeffer | with 0 comments

    I hit a rough patch a few weeks ago. Lots of things went wrong all at the same time.   I wasn’t walking through tragedy – just the heaviness of life. Yet I still felt so run-down by everything that was happening, it all made me...

  • I hate to rest. Rest is what lazy people do when they should be doing something productive. That was my perception, at least, when my wife and I prepared to go overseas as missionaries. I was very shocked, therefore, when we received instructions...

  • Four benefits of not outsourcing missions

    May 3 2019 by Ken McLemore, Liberty Baptist | with 0 comments

    One of the great joys of my life is encouraging and working with churches who are seeking to take their mission efforts to a higher level. As a starting point to assess where they are, I usually ask them to tell me about their church’s...

  • Pray simultaneously & extraordinarily

    May 2 2019 by Ronnie Floyd | with 0 comments

    Many Christians are so disappointed and fed up with matters about America that they struggle even to pray for our nation. Is this right? Is this justified?   Absolutely not!   And many Christians struggle...

  • Discovering authentic Christianity

    April 30 2019 by R. Albert Mohler Jr. | with 0 comments

    It began as an assignment. It ended as a milestone in my Christian life. My church history professor assigned the class to memorize the Apostles’ Creed. Obediently, I began to memorize this historic affirmation of the Christian faith word by...

  • Thy will be done

    April 26 2019 by Redunda Noble | with 0 comments

    Sometimes, it seems the hardest thing for a Christian to do is to accept God’s will.   We pray and ask God for help – to heal us, bless our lives and change our situations. We pray that God will answer...

  • A tombstone’s counsel

    April 25 2019 by Steve Playl | with 0 comments

    Someday, I suppose, we will look back on the days we are living in and reminisce about how it was back before … (you fill in the blank). Can you imagine the changes in technology that are still “out there” somewhere?   ...

  • An ultra-marathon of endurance

    April 23 2019 by David Allen | with 0 comments

    It was a grueling 543.7-mile endurance race from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia – the world’s longest and toughest ultra-marathon. In 1983, 150 world-class runners converged on Sydney for the event.  ...

  • Glorify God: the shared task of churches & seminaries

    April 22 2019 by Jason G. Duesing | with 0 comments

    The apostle Peter explains in 1 Peter 4:7 that “the end of all things is at hand” and by that he means he and his readers were living in the last days before the return of Jesus.   Since that time...

  • ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’ now animated

    April 18 2019 by Phil Boatwright | with 0 comments

    In time to celebrate Easter, an animated adaptation of the enduring John Bunyan allegory “Pilgrim’s Progress” reaches movie theaters April 18 and 20.   The epic adventure, written some 340 years ago while Bunyan was...

  • Insights for discerning God’s will

    April 17 2019 by Ronnie Floyd | with 0 comments

    I announced my resignation as senior pastor of Cross Church on Sunday, April 7. Completely content in the Lord serving in my 33rd year in northwest Arkansas, God issued a new calling on my life when I accepted the position of president and chief...

  • Urgent call for women’s voices in our churches

    April 16 2019 by Traci Griggs | with 0 comments

    As a North Carolina Baptist who has worked and worshipped in Baptist circles for most of my adult life, I see an urgent need for conservative evangelicals to take decisive steps to ensure that women’s voices are being heard in our churches...

  • Tell it to all

    April 12 2019 by Clara Molina | with 0 comments

    We sing every year to encourage people, especially Christians, “Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere” that Jesus was born!   Many of us, however, fail to go and tell that Jesus Christ came to die as a living...

  • Emergency responders

    April 11 2019 by David Jeremiah | with 0 comments

    I have endless respect for emergency responders, those trained to deploy when time is of the essence. In most search-and-rescue missions, conditions are unpredictable and every second can make the difference between survival and disaster.   ...

  • You may be asking

    April 9 2019 by Ronnie Floyd | with 0 comments

    You may be asking: What is the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee responsible for doing?   As the newly elected president and CEO, I will provide leadership as designated and authorized by the...

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