Editorial

Time to stand up and be counted

ATLANTA — It is time to call your state representative. I know you may get an automated, beyond annoying, extremely irritating, recording informing you that your call could not be answered because …

The Washington Post reported that there were red flags, cries for help, and ominous warnings that Nikolas Cruz, a troubled 19-year-old, was collecting guns and knives and “could be a school shooter …

"The message here is 'Hate Wins,'" former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee wrote in his letter of resignation from the CMA Foundation Board. "Bullies succeeded in making it …

I have been tracking the assault on religious liberty for years now. But in the past two or three weeks, the incidences of this First Amendment freedom being under attack have been appalling. …

How to stop school shootings

There is no question that America’s schools have become killing fields. I was horrified when the word came from Littleton, CO on April 20, 1999 that Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris had walked onto …

Mike Pence, vice president of the United States, is not hesitant about his Christian faith. He frequently talks about coming to faith in Christ as a student after a visit to a Christian music …

The Bible says that God wills for all men to be saved. The Apostle Peter wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not …

Last week the Episcopal Church in the Washington D.C. diocese passed a resolution to eliminate “gendered language for God.” The use of masculine pronouns for God will not be used when the …

President Donald Trump joins Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, Louise Gorsuch, and others in prayer in the Green Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., following the President’s announcement of Judge …

They shall mount up with wings as Eagles

I haven’t been much of a National Football League fan this season. First of all, I don’t care for those who use the National Anthem as a means of protesting their cause. There are other ways to …

I grew up in a First Baptist Church in a small town in western North Carolina. My grandfather was my first pastor. He passed away when I was nine years old, but I remember him as a man of prayer …

Commentary: 19 clever sermon titles

Last week I had a delightful conversation with Troup Baptist Association’s Aaron McCullough about his dear friend Olin McClain’s sermon “The Prodigal’s Pet Pig.” We both agreed it was a clever title, and it made me think about other interesting, unique sermon titles I have heard through the years.

Minister of Loneliness is appointed

Helen Joanne Cox was a member England’s Parliament representing the Labour Party. She campaigned for a solution to the Syrian Civil War, and once elected, argued forcefully that the UK Government …

Two weeks ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of policy put into effect during the Obama administration that protected legalized marijuana programs from federal prosecution. …

ATLANTA — As the Georgia Legislators being their 2018 session there are many issues they will be considering, Religious Liberty being one of them. Hopefully, they will remember that freedom of …

Why can’t we all just get along?

President Trump held a bipartisan meeting with Republicans and Democrats this week to discuss the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration policies. After a long session …

The Greatest Show on Turf

A popular meme making the rounds on social media in the days after Georgia's Rose Bowl win reminds fans of any prayers offered during the game. It could legitimately be called “The Greatest Show on …

Prayers or predictions for 2018

As we walk into 2018 in the next 48 hours, Editor Gerald Harris has some thoughts on the powerful role of the Church in shaping secular culture. Every year there are scientists, business moguls, …

Franklin Graham I have always appreciated and admired a person with courage and intestinal fortitude. It is even better when that courage is based on values and truth. I believe Franklin Graham is …

Thank God for the Christmas rush

I left the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and intended to work from home for the rest of the week. However, I inadvertently left my cell phone in the …

Billy Graham’s 100th year

Southern Baptist evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his 99th birthday on Nov. 7, 2017.  Dr. Graham’s son, Franklin, said, “Dad is entering his 100th year. He told us on his …

Journalist Osita Nwanevu called President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “an event of almost Biblical significance.” In 1995 Congress overwhelmingly …

Ten Christmas traditions at our house

Christmas is a festive, joyful, celebratory time of the year. It is the time for acknowledging that God was manifested in the flesh, that Jesus, the Messiah, came as the virgin born Lamb of God to …

In the 2017 legislative session under the Gold Dome there was a concerted effort to introduce a so-called destination casino resorts bill, but it failed ingloriously, not even having the votes …

Customizing Christ to fit our lifestyle

I love people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, etc. They are all precious souls for whom Christ died. If Jesus lived on this earth today I believe He would love …

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