Latest Opinions


Time for 'radical reevaluation' of youth ministry

Richard Ross, SWBTS
December 13 2019

This year I am celebrating my 50th year focused on teenagers and the adults important to teenagers. What a blessing it has been for the Lord to give me this ministry focused on youth for my lifetime. Yet, after a half-century in this vital ministry, I've come to the inescapable conclusion a radical reevaluation is desperately needed if we wish to see more enduring faith in our youth after they become adults... read more


Jingle Some Bells

David Jeremiah
December 12 2019

Clarence Odbody was an angel sent to earth to earn his wings by being the guardian angel of George Bailey. George was despondent over his bank being on the verge of failure and decided to end his life... read more


8 ways to turn your church around

Jim Elliff, Christian Communicators Worldwide
December 11 2019

Was your church meeting disappointing this week? Do you find that there seems to be little life in the church? Are there troubles stirring? Are there way too many parking lot conversations? What can you do as a member to make things better? Here are a few suggestions: Have you considered what prayer might do? Divide up the church names and pray for some of the members each day... read more


What we can learn from the shepherds at Christmastime

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
December 10 2019

In the synoptic gospels, Luke 2:8-20, Dr. Luke records the glorious announcement that Jesus Christ had been born in Bethlehem. There was nothing ordinary about this special message. It was delivered by angels to a group of common shepherds on a Judean countryside when it was so unexpected, their night vision was overcome by the brilliant light of God’s glory that flashed all around them and scared them to death... read more


A Baptist woman in ministry

Kie Bowman, Hyde Park Baptist Church
December 09 2019

The most influential Southern Baptist woman in ministry gave her life in service to Christ. Lottie Moon was an affluent, highly-educated linguist from Virginia whose testimony reads like something from a novel... read more