Guest Columns
  • Pointed words from Brother Louis Beloney

    June 20 2018 by Fred Luter | with 0 comments

    I am the middle of five kids. My mom and dad were divorced when I was six years old. As a single mother of five kids, my mom had a lot of rules; however, the one that was non-negotiable was that everyone in our house had to attend church on Sunday mornings. My mom would …

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  • Very optimistic

    June 15 2018 by Jeff Iorg | with 0 comments

    A student recently asked me, “How do you feel about the future of the Southern Baptist Convention?” He was surprised by my answer, “Very positive.” He replied, “Don’t some of the current problems mean the convention is in trouble?” My answer was, “No, not really.” He asked for some explanation and here are the reasons …

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  • Never stop praying!

    June 11 2018 by Michael Waters | with 0 comments

    In the spring of 2016, I learned that Harvey “Pete” Overcash was in a nursing home for rehabilitation, due to an accident with a garden tiller. He did not attend our church, but his wife, Norma, was a faithful member for more than 40 years and had recently become home bound with declining health. She …

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  • 2018 marks my “golden anniversary” as a Southern Baptist. Fifty years ago I came to faith in Christ through the witness of a Southern Baptist pastor and was baptized into a Southern Baptist congregation. READ MORE

  • Stories around the casket

    June 7 2018 by Wendy Baker | with 0 comments

    As terrible as experiencing my father’s funeral visitation was, it was nevertheless a rich time of remembering.     One thing that I will always cherish was getting to hear people, even strangers to me, come through the line and tell about their personal interactions with Dad, such as how he loved to sing and play his guitar; their shared love for fishing and hunting; and how he was a family man.

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  • Rascally feelings

    June 6 2018 by Rhonda Rhea | with 0 comments

    What if all our deleted selfies are actually saved up somewhere?   I’m not sure how I feel about that.

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  • Being fit for all the right reasons

    June 5 2018 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | with 0 comments

    Americans today are grossly unhealthy in record numbers. Despite having tons of resources and education, the evidence is mounting that Americans are more obese than ever and exercise isn’t helping, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in March.

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  • 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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