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9 April by Guest Blogger

Who Are the Greatest People in Your Life? (by Joshua Breland)


Joshua Breland is a graduate student at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. We are surrounded by people. I think baseball should officially be retired as “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Surely “people watching” is our real favorite pastime. Our lives are filled with daily interactions and experiences with people. How would you answer if asked, […]

9 April by Guest Blogger

A Response to Dr. Nathan Finn (by Dr. Eric Hankins)


Dr. Eric Hankins is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Oxford, Mississippi. He is the author of the much-discussed Traditionalist Statement and was central to the Calvinism Task Force appointed by Dr. Page, which reported at the Houston Annual Meeting. We look forward to this series of articles.  Over the next few weeks, I will […]

2 April by Guest Blogger

Movie Review: God’s Not Dead – Part 2 (by Adam Blosser)


Adam Blosser is the pastor of Drakes Branch Baptist Church in Drakes Branch, VA. He blogs at ONE True Joy.  Ok, this post may not be popular.  I am a Christian.  I was supposed to love God’s Not Dead.  Well, I didn’t.  The movie was not all bad as I said in my last post.  It wasn’t […]

1 April by Guest Blogger

Divorce and Remarriage (by Paul Thompson)


Paul Thompson blogs at “The Bridge.” When did divorce and remarriage become so accepted among Christians? I’m not going to attempt to even answer that question, but more the question of how do we return to the “ancient ways” that promise rest? I get that grace is big. It’s bigger than I am likely able […]

1 April by Guest Blogger

Movie Review: God’s Not Dead – Part 1 (by Adam Blosser)


Adam Blosser is the pastor of Drakes Branch Baptist Church, in Drakes Branch, VA. He is trying to clean up the mess Dave Miller left when he pastored that church from 1987 to 1991. Adam blogs at ONE True Joy. Yesterday I went to see the movie God’s Not Dead.  I took the youth group […]

26 March by Guest Blogger

How to Keep a Youth Guy: Ten Ways My Church Encourages Me to Stick Around (by John Elkins)


John Elkins is the Student Pastor at First Baptist Church of Brazoria, TX.  The current reality of tenure in youth ministry is atrocious.  I’ve see youth guys come and go at a rapid rate since I started in the ministry and have mourned the losses to my fellow churches.  I have been at my church […]

16 March by Guest Blogger

Patrick of Ireland was a Scot (by CB Scott)


As we prepare for another national holiday devoted to drunken revelry tomorrow, CB reminds us of who St. Patrick really was.  The saint of God who became known as St. Patrick to the world was born in his native homeland of Scotland in A.D. 389. Below is a very short history of this tough-as-nails follower […]

11 March by Guest Blogger

Artistic License: Noah the Movie and Biblical Interpretation (by Thomas Magers II)


Thomas Magers is the pastor of Tiplersville Baptist Church in Tiplersville, MS and is a student at NOBTS. The movie Noah will feature a disclaimer to announce to moviegoers that Noah is not entirely biblical. The disclaimer reads, “The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe […]

4 March by Guest Blogger

The Kingdom Family Gathering (by Dwight McKissic)


THE KINGDOM FAMILY GATHERING, 2014 A Gathering for a New Millennium BY WILLIAM DWIGHT MCKISSIC, SR. Waiting in the baggage claim area at the Washington, DC, Airport, I made eye contact with a gentleman who paused, looked at me, then looked at a picture that he was holding in his hand, looked at me again, […]

28 February by Guest Blogger

The Forgotten “N” Word in the Bible (by William Dwight McKissic, Sr)


THE FORGOTTEN “N” WORD IN THE BIBLE By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. The NFL is currently discussing penalizing players who use the “N” word during a game. Two White NFL players, Riley Cooper and Incognito, have been recorded using the “N” word as a slur directed toward African American males. Black NFL players reportedly commonly […]

27 February by Guest Blogger

A Gospel Moment at BYU (by Paul Thompson)


Paul Thompson blogs at “The Bridge.”  It was early on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. David and Emily came by the house at 4:30AM to drop their dogs off to stay with Renee because we would be away until Wednesday afternoon. We then met up with Jeff Norton, pastor of NorthRidge Fellowship in Jerome, ID at […]

25 February by Guest Blogger

Is the SBC Positioning to Be Able to Oust Half Of Its Churches? (by Alan Cross)


Alan Cross blogs at Downshore Drift. A recent post on raises that question. Bart Barber, current 1st VP of the SBC and a friend of mine writes about a recent meeting of the SBC’s Executive Committee. They put forward a proposal to amend Article III of our Constitution which deals with member churches and messengers to […]

22 February by Guest Blogger

Proposed SBC Messenger Formula: Not Very Small Church Friendly? (by William Thornton)


William Thornton is the SBC Plodder. The SBC Executive Committee is considering a proposal to change the messenger allocation formula for the annual meeting. Baptist Press reports on the proposal. Updated qualifications weighed for messengers. This subject erupts regularly at our annual meetings. BP says that motions concerning the messenger allocation formula have been made no […]