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  • FIRST-PERSON: Those who don't give up

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (8 hours ago)

    Could this be you -- a believer who perseveres? Chuck Lawless lists key characteristics of those who stay the course amid life's challenges and difficulties. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When we complain

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

    A complaining spirit "steals our light to the lost world," Melanie Lenow writes, noting that understanding God's call "in our innermost being" can lead to a "healthy growth of renewed purpose." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Believing is seeing

    by J.D. Greear, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (4 days ago)

    J.D. Greear notes that the beauty displayed in Jesus' life was "so glorious, so unique, so otherworldly that we know it has to be God." Experiencing His love "will take your questions and turn them into trust." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another

    by Laura Thigpen, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (10 days ago)

    Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An infinite power source

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Akin to vast caverns of geothermal energy, David Jeremiah notes, spiritual energy abounds in the Scriptures. When juggling the demands of work and home, he notes, "We need renewable energy on the inside." Read More

  • Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city lives

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (21 days ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.

    Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

    Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Christians & self-esteem

    by Joshua Clayton , posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (27 days ago)

    Is it biblical, Joshua Clayton asks, for Christians to place a priority on high self-esteem? Compared to contemporary psychology, he notes, "the ultimate goal of Christianity is show man that, apart from God, can do nothing." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Beyond pizza parties & paintball nights

    by Anthony L. Jordan, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (28 days ago)

    Emerging from a week as a youth camp pastor, Anthony Jordan issues a call to help Christian teens understand "how and why the Bible is so countercultural on moral issues of the day." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let them lead -- now

    by Terry Dorsett, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (one month ago)

    Terry Dorsett underscores the importance of giving young people opportunities for church leadership. "Churches that do not value young people as the church of today should not be surprised when young people are not around tomorrow," he writes. Read More

  • Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, Geiger

    by Michael Smith, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More