Editorial

Discipling goats

A conversation with Evangelist Jon Reed is always good for an idea about an editorial. He recently told me he was going to write a book on “discipling goats.” He was referring to the difficulty …

On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision that same-sex couples are guaranteed the right to marry by both the Due Process Clause and …

When Democratic Congressman Chuck Schumer introduced the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993, it’s highly doubtful he could imagine the shock of someone today reading the first …

Five reasons to give thanks

I really appreciate people who live in the atmosphere of thanksgiving and are quick to express gratitude for not only the slightest benefit or blessing, but for every circumstance in life. …

Today there are many in our nation who are embracing the concept of globalism and denigrating the concept of nationalism. Although we seem to be struggling to maintain our distinctiveness as a …

At the Inspirational Rally Sunday night at Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, evangelist Rick Coram told the crowd about the time he fixed a car. Except, he didn’t technically fix the car. …

Finding our service for His season

Some movies grab my attention. These aren’t great movies. They’re not even good movies, in some cases. I don’t go out of my way to watch them. But, if I’m going through channels on TV and …

I don’t know when I got my first email, but I have learned over the years that through emails one can communicate a thought, a message, or a directive immediately. Emails have revolutionized the …

We're all guilty of moving from one focus to the next. On Wednesday, your day may have been dominated by candy and kids knocking on your front door. Today, you're already dreaming about turkey and …

Either Stacey Abrams or Brian Kemp will soon become Georgia’s 83 rd governor. Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, is a native of Madison, Wisconsin. Kemp, the Republican candidate for …

Preaching – a hazardous enterprise

In a recent interview with Janet Mefferd, the host of the nationally syndicated daily Christian talk show, Janet Mefferd Today , Paige Patterson responded to questions about his termination as …

The Faith and Freedom Coalition prepares and distributes thousands of non-partisan voter guides for concerned citizens. Elections are important; and the midterm election on November 6 th is one of …

I’ve never, ever had a reason to root for Purdue. Saturday night the Boilermakers earned my fandom simply because they were playing Ohio State. The other reason came through Tyler Trent. Like …

Mobs have been around for a long time. It was a cruel mob that called for the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilate suggested that Jesus should be chastised and released, because He had done nothing worthy of …

Years ago, I read the book Raising PG Kids in an X Rated Society by Tipper Gore, former wife of former vice president, Al Gore. In the book Tipper points an accusing finger at some of the …

We are in an evangelism crisis

Some of you may think I sound like Johnny One Note , a 1937 show tune from the Rogers and Hart musical Babes in Arms . The one note that Johnny sang was “Ahh.” One of the verses goes like this: …

The Death of Civility

I was watching the gridiron slugfest between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Missouri Tigers on Saturday afternoon. There were 19 penalties totaling 163 yards and the rain that drenched the …

COLUMBUS - Georgia Baptist layman, John Dawson, was mercilessly murdered and his wife, Virginia, brutally attacked in their Columbus home less than 24-hours after attending services at Northside …

Will Judge Brett Kavanaugh be approved as a Supreme Court Justice? I honestly don’t know. In our current socio-political environment, why would anyone want to be nominated for a SCOTUS Justice – …

You may choose to be ebullient or lugubrious

This is not a repeat of a previous editorial – not even close. But I do want to remind you in the strongest possible terms that we have a mid-term election on the horizon and voting is an …

Seeing clearly for the first time

My Uncle James lived in such a way most of us can’t comprehend. The same goes for three of his brothers. Those uncles of mine – all on my mother’s side – were born with various levels of …

No Nikes Needed

I was privileged to be a part of the Reviving the Passion of Preaching Conference in Hattiesburg, MS this week and had the opportunity of hearing my friend, Dr. Dean Register, pastor of Crosspoint …

A world where accusations mean guilt

There are times I try to unplug from the news cycle. I just need a breather, a break to something a little less ... overwhelming. I was a pretty normal kid growing up. Played baseball, went to …

Were the golden days all that golden?

I know people my age often pine for the good old days. The good old days are typically defined as a period of time in the past that one thinks was pleasant and better than the present time, a time …

When I was a young pastor the church I served elected a person to serve as the moderator for church business meetings. When a dear, faithful layman by the name of Curtis Finch was elected moderator, …

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