Guest Columns
  • The unforgettable calling

    September 26 2018 by Paul Kim | with 0 comments

    Everyone is given a name from birth. Often the name is infused with some meaning, so it is special to us.   It was a slightly cold and rainy spring day in New England when Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary held...

  • Some questions are just plain wrong

    September 25 2018 by D. Jeffrey Bingham, SWBTS | with 0 comments

    “The Bible was written not to satisfy your curiosity but to help you conform to Christ’s image.”   In these 17 words, my seminary teacher, Howard Hendricks, dismantled so many false pursuits in...

  • Venezuela planters see opportunity amid crisis

    September 24 2018 by Karen Pearce, IMB | with 0 comments

    As I meandered through a craft market in Bogota, Colombia, I struck up a conversation with a vendor who asked why I was visiting his country. I had just returned from four days in Cúcuta, the Colombian-Venezuelan border town where I witnessed the...

  • Revisiting the Jesus Movement

    September 21 2018 by Tony Lynn | with 0 comments

    It was the early 1970s at a park on the north side of Flint, Mich., when a guy with long hair and tattered jeans approached me and asked in a simple, straightforward tone, “Do you know Jesus, man?”  ...

  • Whose approval do we seek?

    September 20 2018 by David Jeremiah | with 0 comments

    Everyone is familiar with the pursuit of approval in American politics. Since the first political public opinion poll was used in Pennsylvania in 1824, the polling industry has become ingrained in American life – and not just in politics...

  • Where is God in a hurricane?

    September 19 2018 by Scott Pace | with 0 comments

    As we witness the unfolding impact of Hurricane Florence on millions of lives, we are confronted with the question of why natural disasters occur.   If God loves us and has promised to protect us, what explanation can be...

  • Thyatira: a call to church discipline

    September 18 2018 by Jonathan Homesley | with 0 comments

    Fourth in a series   What does Jesus think of a church that tolerates false teaching? We see the answer in Christ’s open letter to the church at Thyatira. This indictment of Thyatira by the risen Christ...

  • Be prepared to vote

    September 18 2018 by Ray Waldbusser | with 0 comments

    The 2018 election season is upon us, so it’s time to start thinking about who to vote for on Nov. 6. Early voting begins Oct. 17.   This year, North Carolina residents will be voting for U.S. House...

  • Viral photo shows problems with IVF

    September 17 2018 by Andrew Walker | with 0 comments

    A picture showing a beautiful baby girl surrounded by over 1,100 in vitro fertilization (IVF) needles is making the rounds on the internet.   According to the description of the photo, “After trying to get pregnant for four long years...

  • Why can’t Christians agree?

    September 13 2018 by Dan DeWitt | with 0 comments

    Why are Christians so divided? If Christianity were true, you’d expect a lot more solidarity and unity about what Christians believe. That’s what you hear a lot from skeptics.   And they’re kind...

  • Hurricane Florence & the ‘many’

    September 11 2018 by Art Toalston | with 1 comments

    Don’t let the vastness of Hurricane Florence’s looming devastation cower you into thinking that your prayers can’t make a difference.   “We were under great pressure,” the apostle...

  • How’s your church doing?

    September 10 2018 by Gary Ledbetter | with 0 comments

    I made an unusual number of visits to the doctor(s) this year. Nothing unusual going on except I had neglected normally annual things for too long and had to catch up with the labs and scans and pokes.   I knew I...

  • A coonhound’s ‘baptism’

    September 6 2018 by Steve Playl | with 0 comments

    Everyone who knew him just called him “Red.” He was my best friend and we spent a lot of time together.   We romped in the fields and woods, swam together in the creek and talked a lot. Well, I talked ...

  • 4 key takeaways from Catholic church scandals

    September 5 2018 by Layne Wallace | with 0 comments

    A serious scandal has ensnared the Roman Catholic Church. Recently, credible accusations surfaced that a cardinal sexually abused and harassed seminarians and young priests decades ago, one of them being a minor at the time. Reports of other...

  • Pergamum: No compromises

    September 4 2018 by Ronnie Parrott | with 0 comments

    Third in a series   I’m blessed. At least that’s what I was told growing up in the South. I was raised in the country, where my dad worked hard, my mom cooked every night...

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