Tar Heel Voices
  • The big bad bathroom issue

    October 18 2016 by Andy Royals, Lincolnton, N.C. | with 0 comments

    Let me see if I have the correct perspective in this matter of LGBT “civil rights,” specifically transgender people. Here you go; hang with me.   A man can believe or think that he is a woman in his head, and is supposed to be regarded as such even though his physical anatomy and birth certificate says otherwise? And the same scenario is supposed to be applied to a woman who believes or thinks that she is a man, contrary to her physical anatomy? Do I have this thing nailed down accurately?   We are constantly hearing that HB2 is sanctioning discrimination against such transgender people as well as lesbians, gays and bisexual people.

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  • Sing the ‘Word of God’

    October 3 2016 by Ned L. Mathews, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary | with 0 comments

    It must be said by someone and therefore I will say it. The essence of worship in Christian churches has never been music of any style, contemporary or otherwise. Rather, until very recently in the history of the church, the preaching of the Word of God and the people’s response to that Word have been central to the experience of worship.

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  • Response to ‘Golden Rule’ letter

    September 19 2016 by Roy Kilby, Swannanoa, N.C. | with 0 comments

    Thanks for allowing me to respond to Ed Beddingfield’s letter entitled “Golden Rule should be standard” (published in the Aug. 27 issue and here).

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  • Golden Rule should be standard

    August 23 2016 by Ed Beddingfield, Buies Creek, N.C. | with 0 comments

    The letter writer from Jacksonville (Tar Heel Voices, Aug. 13) disagrees with Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission president Russell Moore and International Mission Board president David Platt because they submitted a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Muslims who want to build a mosque.

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  • Disagree with Moore, Platt on mosque support

    August 10 2016 by Jack Marshburn, Jacksonville, N.C. | with 1 comments

    I did not attend the SBC annual meeting in St. Louis and have but briefly scanned over some of the related articles in the Biblical Recorder. Recently however I was made aware of a question asked of Russell Moore regarding his involvement in the “mosque” case.

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  • Alarmed about Trump endorsements

    February 24 2016 by John B. Carpenter, Providence, N.C. | with 0 comments

    I’ve been alarmed by the reports of Christian leaders, including Jerry Falwell Jr. , endorsing Donald Trump for president. There are three reasons why I believe this is unwise.   First, his life has been immoral. Repeated affairs, broken marriages, support for abortion, appearances in Playboy and false claims (such as having opposed the Iraq war beforehand, accusing former president George W.

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  • Thankful for Southern Baptists support

    December 29 2015 by Tim and Charlotte Cearley, IMB missionaries | with 0 comments

    Hello from Africa!   In these momentous days of International Mission Board (IMB) life, I have often thought of our long-term relationship. After growing up in North Carolina, my wife, Charlotte, and I were appointed as Southern Baptist missionaries through IMB Dec.

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  • Meeting missionaries makes a difference

    December 1 2015 by Wayne McAllester, Lexington, N.C. | with 0 comments

    Having read your article (in the Nov. 21 issue) regarding the Cooperative Program’s (CP) strengths and weaknesses, I am moved to add my thoughts. Primarily, I agree with “George” as I spent 44 years pastoring churches outside the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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  • Keep preaching Jesus

    November 18 2015 by Don Wagner, retired Baptist pastor, McLeansville, N.C. | with 1 comments

    The article in Tar Heel Voices in the Sept. 12, 2015, issue [of the Biblical Recorder] “R. I. P. sin?” stabbed my heart. I recall from my youth the short ditty “Sin is sin, tobacco and gin.

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  • R.I.P. sin?

    September 9 2015 by Scott Courtney, Forest City, N.C. | with 1 comments

    Many have tried to tackle the difficult issues facing churches today. We know there is a marked decline in baptisms among Southern Baptist churches, and various theories have inundated our inboxes explaining why, and most of us have read enough articles on it to fill several magazines.

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  • Messenger reflects on SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio

    June 22 2015 by Heath Lloyd, Reidsville, N.C. | with 0 comments

    Having recently returned from the Southern Baptist Convention, June 16-17, in Columbus, Ohio, I just wanted to express how thankful I am to be a Southern Baptist. No, our convention is not perfect; it is filled with imperfect people. However, the spirit at the convention this year was remarkable.

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  • Campus church plant or supplant?

    April 8 2015 by John Alden Tagliarini, Bryson City, N.C. | with 1 comments

    I have noticed the changing and challenging nature of ministry on college campuses. Baptist Student Unions have seen dramatic transformation over the last two decades. I admire those who minister in such settings as these.   I always understood student ministries to function in concert with local churches.

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  • Warren, Moore made good decision

    January 13 2015 by Marie Schumacher, Shelby, N.C. | with 0 comments

    Regarding the Tar Heel Voices from the Jan. 3 issue of the Biblical Recorder, I would suggest that Mr. McKittrick’s assertion that “Leaders should not meet with the pope” and they should “repent” is absurd. Both Rick Warren and Russell Moore were invited to the Vatican as part of a colloquium held in mid-November to discuss the institution of marriage and the family.

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  • Leaders should not meet with pope

    January 12 2015 by Tim McKittrick, Stony Point, N.C. | with 1 comments

    Recently Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life, met with the pope.

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  • Agency, committee reports a favorite, informative time

    November 10 2014 by C.J. Bordeaux, president Baptist State Convention of North Carolina | with 0 comments

    Welcome to Greensboro, and welcome to the 184th annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Our meeting in Greensboro is part of a legacy that has spanned many decades of dedicated Baptists who leave their towns and cities and congregate together in one place to worship, pray, fellowship and conduct the business of our convention.

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