Editorial

The recent history of trying to get a religious liberty bill passed in Georgia reads like a Greek tragedy or some Alford Hitchcock iconic thriller with a bad ending. Our forefathers would be …

Last Sunday I preached for the 210th homecoming at Poplar Springs North Baptist Church near Dublin, where Cecil Clegg is the transitional pastor. There was a great spirit in the church. They …

Last year the Chicago Cubs won the Major League Baseball World Series, but it was 108 years in coming. They had not won a World Series since 1908, the same year Henry Ford introduced the Model T and …

Jerry Vines is back in school

Scott Barkley’s story about Jerry Vines’ enrolling in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Ph. D program has inspired and motivated me – not to enroll in a Ph.D. program (it is …

Our granddaughter, Hayley Echols, and her husband, Taylor, have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. On the day of the anniversary Hayley wrote on Instagram, “Contrary to popular …

On June 30, 2016 Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that transgendered individuals were granted the opportunity to serve openly in the military. He stated, “They can no longer be …

I refuse to sanitize my language

I would like to learn how to become a better writer, but I am resistant, maybe even vehemently opposed, to the latest guidelines provided by the 2017 Associated Press Stylebook. Typically, a …

Few people in history have had a more enigmatic, paradoxical life than Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson. In terms of success, he has climbed to the highest mountain. In terms of failure, he has sunk …

Before becoming editor of The Christian Index, I was a pastor for 41 years and had deacons in every church I served. For the most part, they were great, wonderful, godly men. I learned early on that …

I was reading an article entitled “Are American Friendships Superficial” recently. The article was about a woman from Germany who came to the United States. It described her likes and dislikes …

Roll back the transgender mandate

Amidst America’s celebration of 241 years of freedom and independence on July 4, there was also much talk of North Korea launching another ballistic missile toward Japan. The most recent launch was …

When one thinks of our great country the words “united," “indivisible,” and “one nation under God” come to mind. However, the very freedom that has united us for more than two centuries …

Dennis Nunn, founder and president of Every Believer a Witness Ministries , shared the following story communicated to him by Jeremy Atwood, a pastor in Kentucky who had hosted a “Pastor Equipping …

At the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix I talked to a young pastor who was recently called to a church that was founded in the 1950s and within the last ten years had transitioned from a …

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