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Misled by hype Jul 13, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Misled by hype

Steve Gaines – as being a high level leader in Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) work –...

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Politics and biblical values Jul 13, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Politics and biblical values

This is in response to Vivian Meins’ letter in Arkansas Baptist News, June 28, 2018.

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Pence speaking at SBC Jul 13, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Pence speaking at SBC

Thank you for printing the letter by Vivian Meins of De Witt (Arkansas Baptist News, June...

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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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Olympics 2018: a bridge to gospel conversations Feb 6, 2018

OPINION | ABN Digest

Olympics 2018: a bridge to gospel conversations

It was like a blind date with the whole world watching.

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When feminism & faith collide - Sharayah Colter Feb 6, 2018

OPINION | Featured Columns

When feminism & faith collide - Sharayah Colter

It can be difficult, as a Christian woman, to know when the voices demanding something in...

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Is it child abuse to require children to attend church? Jan 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Is it child abuse to require children to attend church?

Are parents somehow harming their children by making them go to church?

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Public proclamations of faith by athletes Jan 24, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Public proclamations of faith by athletes

Much has been said and written the past several years about the use of the public...

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God wants to do ‘a new thing’ with our lives Jan 11, 2018

OPINION | Columns

God wants to do ‘a new thing’ with our lives

The message of the prophet Isaiah for Israel in the second part of the book of...

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Football and fractured church ministry Dec 15, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Football and fractured church ministry

If there was still any doubt the world has its priorities all messed up, watching the...

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Annual stewardship checklist Nov 30, 2017
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A legacy of global impact Nov 30, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Sam Roberts! Nov 30, 2017
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A blessed, exciting time! President’s Perspective Nov 30, 2017
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To God be the glory! Past-President’s Perspective Nov 30, 2017
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Christmas traditions: Family Matters Nov 30, 2017
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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures Nov 30, 2017
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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures Nov 30, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures

Challenges. We would live a boring existence without them.

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WBU: What’s in a name? Nov 15, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’ Nov 15, 2017
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Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther - Answering the Call Nov 15, 2017
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Satisfied - Uncovered Dish Nov 15, 2017
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Baptists Ask Ken Gore Nov 15, 2017
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When an angry heart can destroy your soul Nov 15, 2017
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Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart Nov 2, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart

Russellville First Baptist Church – the site of this year’s convention annual meeting – holds a...

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When prayer comes to Las Vegas Oct 23, 2017

OPINION | Columns

When prayer comes to Las Vegas

I don’t know of anyone who was not saddened, completely appalled and moved to prayer following...

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Why don’t we kneel for the unborn? Oct 6, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Why don’t we kneel for the unborn?

At a time when millionaire NFL players kneel during the playing of the national anthem before...

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What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month? Sep 19, 2017

OPINION | Columns

What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month?

Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month is approaching. Be sure and mark your calendars because it is not pre-printed...

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‘Grace and peace to you’ Sep 19, 2017

OPINION | Columns

‘Grace and peace to you’

ABSC President Sam Roberts recounts his friendship with the pastor of a local AME church in...

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Your state paper: An anchor in our community Sep 7, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Your state paper: An anchor in our community

I have often said when speaking to various groups across the state regarding the importance of...

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