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Opinion


The SBC and the crisis of identity May 18, 2017

OPINION | Columns

The SBC and the crisis of identity

Interesting conversations abound when a bunch of Baptist communicators get together.

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Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting May 4, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting

The first annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) I attended was in Atlanta in...

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Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’ Apr 6, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’

I enjoy reading travel blogs and learning about the adventurous folks who author them.

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The Church and the rise of modern liberalism Mar 24, 2017

OPINION | Columns

The Church and the rise of modern liberalism

I believe our country has been in what I call “a metamorphosis of liberalism” for much...

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Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?' Mar 24, 2017

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?'

I believe Russell Moore’s heart is in the right place regarding Muslim mosques.

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Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act Mar 23, 2017

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will...

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Technology and the sin of distraction Mar 9, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Technology and the sin of distraction

My guess is most of you reading this column didn’t grow up with computers, smartphones and...

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Responding to lawlessness of our age Mar 9, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Responding to lawlessness of our age

All Americans should be very concerned that activist judges have taken it on themselves to legislate...

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Politics in pulpits Feb 13, 2017

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Politics in pulpits

At the February 2nd National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump repeated his campaign promise to “get rid...

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Common sense takes center stage in Washington Feb 9, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Common sense takes center stage in Washington

Headline: “Common sense takes center stage in the Washington; liberals go crazy!”

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A Baptist report card on human trafficking Jan 3, 2017

OPINION | ABN Digest

A Baptist report card on human trafficking

Human trafficking is also a church issue. So, how are Baptists doing on the modern-day...

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How a funeral helps us consider life Dec 21, 2016

OPINION | Columns

How a funeral helps us consider life

Pressing On column by Tim Yarbrough

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It’s all about purpose Dec 8, 2016

OPINION | Columns

It’s all about purpose

Too many people meander through life without purpose or direction.

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The year of living thankfully Nov 24, 2016

OPINION | Columns ABN Digest

The year of living thankfully

This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director...

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What Trump’s election means for Christians Nov 17, 2016

OPINION | Columns

What Trump’s election means for Christians

The election of Donald J. Trump as our nation’s 45th president is largely without precedent in...

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After election: The Christian response - Steve Gaines Nov 11, 2016

OPINION | Columns

After election: The Christian response - Steve Gaines

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- Today Americans have a new president -- Donald J. Trump. As Christians,...

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Christians should vote on Nov. 8, says SBC president Nov 8, 2016

OPINION | Columns ABN Digest

Christians should vote on Nov. 8, says SBC president

Vote and pray on Nov. 8. In other words, "Render to Caesar the things that are...

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Here she is ... 115 years strong Nov 3, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Here she is ... 115 years strong

Here she is. Your state Baptist newspaper.

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Leading kids to Christ - Jason Allen Oct 27, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Leading kids to Christ - Jason Allen

My greatest stewardship in life is not training a generation of students as a seminary president....

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Is the 2016 election God’s judgment on America? Oct 20, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Is the 2016 election God’s judgment on America?

The 2016 presidential election has been one of the most divisive in our nation’s history.

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Should Christians vote for Trump? Oct 15, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Should Christians vote for Trump?

"We’re living in strange times. America is in trouble," says Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor,...

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Stand up and vote your faith in November Oct 12, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Stand up and vote your faith in November

And the two-party political system in our country doesn’t allow for a lot of options when...

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'God and country' another prosperity gospel Oct 11, 2016

OPINION | ABN Digest

'God and country' another prosperity gospel

The prosperity gospel is fooling a lot of people.

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What ISIS thinks of Christianity Oct 5, 2016

OPINION | ABN Digest

What ISIS thinks of Christianity

On the cover of the latest issue of ISIS’ flashy online magazine, Dabiq, is an image...

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How to respond if your child is told to stop reading their Bible during free time Oct 5, 2016

OPINION | ABN Digest

How to respond if your child is told to stop reading their Bible during free time

Religious freedom and free speech are historical rights and core components of the First Amendment. Schools...

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How to respond when your nation ‘takes a knee’ Sep 22, 2016

OPINION | Columns

How to respond when your nation ‘takes a knee’

Just when we thought it was safe to turn on our TV sets and watch some...

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A five-year strategic plan impacts mission of Christ Aug 24, 2016

OPINION | Columns

A five-year strategic plan impacts mission of Christ

I wasn’t looking for a job in the fall of 2010 when I met with the...

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Cooperation makes an eternal difference Aug 24, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Cooperation makes an eternal difference

A mid the busyness of life and ministry sometimes it’s hard just to sit still and...

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‘Lawlessness will be increased’ Aug 24, 2016

OPINION | Columns

‘Lawlessness will be increased’

​And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold” (Matt. 24:12, ESV).

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Invest money wisely Aug 2, 2016

OPINION | Sunday School Commentary

Invest money wisely

Bible Studies for Life for August 14, 2016

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Protected Aug 2, 2016

OPINION | Sunday School Commentary

Protected

Explore the Bible commentary for August 14, 2016

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Manage money diligently Aug 2, 2016

OPINION | Sunday School Commentary

Manage money diligently

Bible Studies for Life commentary for August 7, 2016

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Blinded Aug 2, 2016

OPINION | Sunday School Commentary

Blinded

Explore the Bible commentary for August 7, 2016

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‘Two Kinds Of Justice’ Jul 22, 2016

OPINION | Columns

‘Two Kinds Of Justice’

​The year was 1974. By all appearances, the United States of America seemed to be a...

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Election year update: 3 down, 3 to go - Page Jul 14, 2016

OPINION | Across Arkansas

Election year update: 3 down, 3 to go - Page

6 statewide initiatives are aimed for the November general election ballot in Arkansas.

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A return to St. Louis Jul 8, 2016

OPINION | Columns

A return to St. Louis

Pressing On column by Tim Yarbrough

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Who do you trust? Jun 29, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Who do you trust?

Not surprisingly, only 6 percent of people in a recent poll indicated they placed a lot...

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It is a 'spiritual issue' - John Wofford Jun 20, 2016

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

It is a 'spiritual issue' - John Wofford

Below is a response to Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, from...

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Let’s do the best with what we have while we can Jun 16, 2016

OPINION | Columns

Let’s do the best with what we have while we can

Well, not that it really surprised anyone, but the Southern Baptist Convention has experienced another numerical...

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How not using a turn signal points to ‘me’ world Jun 2, 2016

OPINION | Columns

How not using a turn signal points to ‘me’ world

Over the past several years I noticed some interesting and alarming things begin to happen in...

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