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When termination is in order

As a former pastor, Index Editor J. Gerald Harris admits to seeing church conflict often from the point of view of clergy. However, there are points when it's time for a minister to move on, he says. …

It may go against our desire to let others go, but Columbus pastor Jeff Struecker maintains that its exactly what parents as well as pastors are supposed to do. FLUXFACTORY/Getty This blog is for …

Terminations without cause

CREATAS/Getty All too often I will hear from a forlorn pastor who has been terminated from his church; and occasionally I discover that the termination appears to be without just cause. It is an …

Confession is good for Dawg nation

On April 25 I wrote an editorial critical of the University of Georgia Athletic Department and Director of Athletics Greg McGarity in particular for paying actor, rapper, and entertainer Ludacris …

GETTY Images Congratulations are in order to Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Their dream has come true. They got what they wanted, …

DHAVATAR/Getty Ever since Salman Rushdie spoke at Emory University’s commencement last year and was awarded the Doctorate of Humane Letters, I have been studying American college and university …

The St. Louis America's Center will host the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 14-15. EXPLORESTLOUIS.COM/Photo When Southern Baptists gather in St. Louis for the annual meeting of the …

Paul Harvey Aurandt was born on September 4, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twenty-five years later, the surname was dropped for professional reasons as his star rose in the world of radio. Tragedy struck …

God’s Mission Call: Full Circle

By John Bryan The call of God. To some it is a mystery; to others, a mandate. Native Georgians, David Miller and his wife, Glynis, heard God’s call to mission service early in their lives. When …

What now, Dr. Moore?

ADAM KAZ/Getty On January 22, 2016 the National Review issued a blistering editorial that labeled presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as a threat to conservatism. The issue contained essays …

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