Guest Columns
  • Immigration & the church

    February 27 2018 by Frankie J. Melton Jr., Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    The world’s population is on the move. Unprecedented numbers of men, women and children are immigrating to countries beyond the boundaries of their ancestors. Many are doing what immigrants have always done: fleeing persecution, disease and hardship.

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  • When is an invalid invalid?

    February 26 2018 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The unabridged English dictionary symbolizes the power of the English language. I recall a time when most public libraries and many schools had one unabridged dictionary. The book was enormous and, in theory, contained all the words in the English language.

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  • Be a light in the NICU

    February 23 2018 by Autumn Wall, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Unexpected tragedy strikes – that’s just life sometimes. As I write these words, it is fresh from the experience of holding my 1-week-old baby girl in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And I must say, it was a pretty odd place to be.

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  • Hazardous exposure

    February 21 2018 by David Jeremiah, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A man entered a bank in Modesto, Calif. , to make a deposit a couple of years ago. He handed the teller a large wad of money wrapped in a paper towel, and after he left the teller broke out in hives and had trouble breathing. Other bank employees developed fevers and respiratory problems.

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  • ‘I’m sorry’: Thoughts on the CBF

    February 20 2018 by Layne Wallace | with 3 comments

    Her name was Goldie Hicks. Goldie was a deacon at the first church I had the honor of serving after graduating seminary, Center Hill Baptist Church in Lexington, N. C. Goldie was an exceptional deacon with a deep love for God and her church. She was long past retirement, but her age was seen as a great source of wisdom.

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  • All other ground is sinking sand: A portrait of theological disaster

    February 20 2018 by Albert Mohler, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    Theological disaster almost never strikes out of the blue. Trouble builds and disaster is somehow averted again and again, but anyone with eyes to see knows the time is running out. Time has run out for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF).   The CBF emerged in the early 1990s as churches aligned with the more liberal wing of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), self-identified as “moderates,” forged a new organization to replace the SBC, in which they no longer felt at home.

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  • What does the Bible say about immigrants?

    February 19 2018 by Miguel Echevarría, Guest Column | with 2 comments

    Immigration is one of the most polarizing topics in America. Our two major political parties habitually yell sensational slogans and exaggerated criticisms of one another.   To make matters worse, many news outlets have sworn allegiance to either a donkey or an elephant, and bend facts to suit their needs.

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  • Not just a ring – a choice for the King

    February 16 2018 by Peter J. Link Jr. | with 0 comments

    Apart from the decision to surrender one’s life to Christ, few earthly choices define a person’s relationship with God as greatly as selecting a spouse. Marriage joins two persons into genuine unity and diversity, man and woman.   We must not, if we are to be faithful to God, follow the blind passion of a moment or the tide of our generation’s muddied thinking into choosing a spouse, because in marriage we make more than a bed.

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  • Virtues make the best Valentines

    February 14 2018 by David H. McKinley, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Valentine’s Day is here and the scramble is on for flowers, gifts, cards and of course, chocolates. Charles Shultz once said, “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then never hurts. ” Can I get an Amen?   When it comes to love, courtship and romance, everyone searches for the right assortment of ways to express value and affection.

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  • MOVIES: Samson, the first superhero

    February 13 2018 by Phil Boatwright, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    “Samson,” a new film about an iconic Old Testament figure, reminds us that while man judges our deeds, God judges the heart.   The creators of “God’s Not Dead” (the leading faith film of 2014) are premiering the action-packed drama Samson in theaters nationwide Feb.

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  • South Korea’s missionary movement

    February 12 2018 by Jae Kyeong Lee, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The message of the gospel first reached the Korean people in 1885 through the work of foreign missionaries. Less than 100 years later, 24 missionaries were officially sent out by the Korean churches in 1974. Their number grew exponentially, and 40 years after Korea sent out its first missionaries, 27,436 Korean missionaries from various denominations were serving in 170 countries.

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  • Character always matters

    February 9 2018 by Jeff Iorg, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    It seems like there is a new revelation or accusation about immoral conduct by a politician, media or entertainment leader almost every day. Among the many questions raised by all this is, “Does character count anymore in choosing a leader?” READ MORE

  • Must we choose preferences?

    February 8 2018 by John Yeats, The Pathway | with 0 comments

    I was reading my half-folded Wall Street Journal. I got to the fold and subconsciously realized my index finger was attempting to scroll the rest of the article up the page. I suppose I am caught in a time warp, preferring to smell ink and read hard copy and at the same time live in an age of digital communications.

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  • How churchgoing builds community

    February 7 2018 by John Stonestreet, Guest Column | with 0 comments

    The long-term decline in church attendance should trouble even those who are not personally religious. At this point, the benefits of regular church attendance (or any other kind of religious observance), both societal and personal, are virtually impossible to dispute.

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  • What they won’t tell you about DACA

    February 5 2018 by Alan Cross | with 0 comments

    DACA has been in the news a lot lately. On Sept. 5, 2017, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that President Barack Obama initiated through executive action in 2012 and gave the program six months to sunset.

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