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Columns & Viewpoints


David Platt’s parting words to IMB: ‘We are sick’ Dec 13, 2018

OPINION | Columns

David Platt’s parting words to IMB: ‘We are sick’

Southern Baptists have yet another new leader of the International Mission Board (IMB) to pray for:...

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What legacy ministry in the SBC means Nov 29, 2018

OPINION | Columns

What legacy ministry in the SBC means

Do you consider your church to be a legacy ministry?

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What freedom in Christ means in America Nov 15, 2018

OPINION | Columns

What freedom in Christ means in America

There seems to be a lot of debate today over exactly what it means to be...

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‘For Christ, The Churches, and Cooperation’ Nov 1, 2018

OPINION | Columns

‘For Christ, The Churches, and Cooperation’

Good morning! I bring greetings on behalf of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) team and board...

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Alarmed by funding threats Oct 24, 2018

OPINION | Columns Letters to the Editor

Alarmed by funding threats

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) welcomes Letters to the Editor regarding issues of concern to Southern...

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Express appreciation for your pastor Oct 18, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Express appreciation for your pastor

You may not know this, but Don Moore – yes, that Don Moore – was my...

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Christians! Be alert and vote your values Nov. 6 Oct 12, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Christians! Be alert and vote your values Nov. 6

Christians should vote and encourage those around them to vote.

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Laypeople: the hands and feet of SBC disaster relief Oct 4, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Laypeople: the hands and feet of SBC disaster relief

WHEN I entered vocational ministry nearly 30 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was getting...

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The moral argument Aug 23, 2018

OPINION | Columns

The moral argument

Atheists are more vocal than ever. Thus, it is a good idea to know a few...

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Page: Tort reform amendment is not a pro-life issue Aug 23, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Page: Tort reform amendment is not a pro-life issue

Among all the various candidates and issues on November’s general election ballot, Arkansas voters may have...

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The future of Baptist news Aug 23, 2018

NEWS | Columns

The future of Baptist news

Earlier this month the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) gathered in Little...

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A matter of trust Aug 9, 2018

OPINION | Columns

A matter of trust

For most people, placing trust in other people – or organizations – isn’t really an issue....

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Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture Jul 30, 2018

NEWS | Featured Columns

Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture

Suicide is a growing problem in a culture that appears to be spiraling out of control.

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A ‘remnant’ can make a big difference Jul 27, 2018

OPINION | Columns

A ‘remnant’ can make a big difference

In 2000 I was teaching advertising as an adjunct professor in the journalism department at the...

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The scorecard on the Communist-socialist agenda Jul 13, 2018

OPINION | Columns

The scorecard on the Communist-socialist agenda

In the mid- to late-1990s I had the privilege of traveling to Belarus on two occasions...

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Baptist polity alive and well at SBC Annual Meeting Jun 28, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Baptist polity alive and well at SBC Annual Meeting

We have all heard it jokingly said, “Wherever you get two Baptists together, you will have...

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What is next? Some ponderings for the SBC as we move forward - Doug Hibbard Jun 4, 2018

OPINION | Columns

What is next? Some ponderings for the SBC as we move forward - Doug Hibbard

Well, in case you missed it, there has been a rather massive shift in the Southern...

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Just how should we report Baptist news? May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Just how should we report Baptist news?

Call me old school, but as a journalist, I believe information and communication are important aspects...

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The SBC family has a lot to talk about in Dallas May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

The SBC family has a lot to talk about in Dallas

If the past few months are any indication, messengers and guests will have a lot to...

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Are Christians known for being Christ-like? May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Are Christians known for being Christ-like?

​Every day thousands of commuters flood our nation’s capital.

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Faith & Ethics: US Supreme Court allows good abortion law to stand May 30, 2018

OPINION | Columns ABN Digest

Faith & Ethics: US Supreme Court allows good abortion law to stand

PERHAPS some sanity is returning to this country’s handling of abortion.

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Has the time come to delete your Facebook page? Apr 27, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Has the time come to delete your Facebook page?

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) reaches a significant audience via a website and social media -...

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Why should we attend denominational meetings? Apr 13, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Why should we attend denominational meetings?

A few reasons why we should make it a priority to attend the SBC's annual meetings.

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Two amendments: eight counties and eight casinos Apr 12, 2018

OPINION | Across Arkansas Columns

Two amendments: eight counties and eight casinos

Groups in Arkansas are pushing two proposed constitutional amendments to legalize more casino gambling in the...

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Thankfully, I survived the flu. Now what? Apr 5, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Thankfully, I survived the flu. Now what?

I was one of many Arkansans to contract the flu this past winter.

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Hawking, Behar and the theology of the intellect Mar 22, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Hawking, Behar and the theology of the intellect

Two events the past several weeks should remind followers of Jesus Christ that they are residents...

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The blessings of a portable church - McDaniel Mar 9, 2018
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Evangelist Billy Graham by the numbers Mar 9, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Evangelist Billy Graham by the numbers

I’ve attended so many Billy Graham Crusades; I really can’t count them all.

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How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions Feb 21, 2018

OPINION | Columns

How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions

The “heavy lifting” of serving as a denominational leader has claimed one of Southern Baptists’ rising...

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God is moving mightily across Arkansas Feb 8, 2018

OPINION | Columns

God is moving mightily across Arkansas

Attending the annual state evangelism conference, which these days is known as the State Conference on...

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