Guest Columns
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • The right ingredients

    May 9 2018 by Terry W. Dorsett, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a very good cook. It’s not for lack of trying.   In my efforts to give my wife a break, I often cooked meals when our kids were growing up. I always tried to make them something special, but not always with positive outcomes.

  • Honoring spiritual mothers

    May 8 2018 by Autumn Wall | with 0 comments

    Mother’s Day is coming fast! And let me just say, my mom is literally the best, just as you could say the same for yours. This coming Mother’s Day is a great day to get to honor those who have loved and cared for us teaching us to obey Jesus and love others.

  • Prayer driving

    May 7 2018 by Rick Lance, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Prayerwalking is an exercise in obedience to Christ. As an act of intercession on behalf of others, it is an attempt to saturate an area where people live with prayer that they might come to the love of Christ.   I have experienced firsthand the joy of prayerwalking.

  • Sitting on the runway...

    May 4 2018 by Gayla Parker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are sorry for the delay, but it seems we cannot start the engines. ”   Those are not the words you want to hear when sitting on a 747 jet in Japan hoping to make it all the way back to the U. S. from a mission trip.

  • Will our grandchildren have to apologize for this?

    May 3 2018 by Sara Beth Fentress | with 2 comments

    Paige Patterson told a story at a conference nearly two decades ago about counseling a woman to remain in a dangerous household, despite the black eyes she endured, for the sake of her husband. The audio clip of that account recently READ MORE

  • Too much is at stake

    May 2 2018 by Nathan Lorick, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It’s a great day to be a Southern Baptist! We are the largest Protestant denomination in America on mission to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. We have six of the greatest seminaries in the world. We are experiencing a church planting movement that is nothing less than amazing.

  • ‘Let me get back to you’

    April 27 2018 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    When comedienne Amy Poehler gave the commencement address at Harvard University’s 2011 graduation, she told the graduates, “Even though, as a class you are smart, you are still allowed to say, ‘I don’t know. ’ Just because you are in high demand, you are still allowed to say, ‘Let me get back to you.

  • A normal Baptist church

    April 26 2018 by Randy C. Davis, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments

    I recently found normal about an hour and 15 minutes south of Nashville. The weather was nearly perfect for an early morning drive with my bride Jeanne as we wound our way along country roads through the beautiful rolling hills of Middle Tennessee.

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