Outside the Walls: Color Outside the Lines

Did Adam have a belly button? Where did Cain get his wife? And exactly where was Lazarus before he came back to life? How do I find my life by losing it, how can the first be last? These are a few things I would like to ask. God, if you’re the same as Jesus, […]

Baucham: Believing the Bible is a matter of reason

When it comes to believing what the Bible says, it isn’t necessary to accept it just on blind faith, says Voddie Baucham. “The fact that we have a Bible mitigates against the idea of blind faith,” says Baucham, a noted Christian apologist, author, conference speaker and pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in […]

Letter: SCBC should ‘stand strongly against’ Noble’s teachings

I have been following the controversy regarding Mr. Perry Noble of NewSpring Church, most recently related to his reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments. I have also read South Carolina Baptist Convention president Tommy Kelly’s gently worded letter reminding all ministers to regard their ministries as sacred trusts and their testimonies for Him as His called […]

On Sanctity of Life issues, Jesus on the Scene Changes Things

Every year, millions recognize the third Sunday in January as “Sanctity of Life” Sunday. The abortion issue is always a hotly debated subject, and considering all that is at stake, it should be. For the Christ-follower, Jesus has changed us. This change must have the greatest impact on both what we believe and how we […]

Comic Belief: For a Fresh Start, Take Dead Aim

I like New Year’s Day. It’s a new year, and I’m glad. As a matter of fact, I stayed up New Year’s Eve just to make sure the old year left and to address a few Christmas cards. I do procrastinate a little. But there is also a down side to a new year. For […]

Outside the Walls: Get Off the Pew and Break a Sweat

I have lost nearly 150 pounds. Before you go comparing me to my boy Jared at Subway, you may want to know that, since I’ve been on a diet, I have also found about 170 pounds. You see, I’ve lost about five pounds — and found six — for the past 20 years. Each time, […]

Pastor to Pastor: An Eye Toward November

Before we all know it, it will again be time for our annual South Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference and SCBC annual meeting in November 2015. Over the course of the next several months, leading up to the conference, your Pastors’ Conference officers want to take some time to encourage pastors and to keep them updated […]

President’s Perspective: The Best, the Worst

Before I begin, I would like to thank the messengers of the South Carolina Baptist Convention for electing me as your president. It is an honor and privilege to serve you, and I continue to be deeply humbled by the experience. I covet your prayers this year, that I may lead only through God’s direction. […]

Wholly Healthy: Dieting Rules Are Changing Again

By the time you read this, you’ll be looking back on the holidays and thinking, “Why did I eat so much?” Well, I probably will. I should probably “take the cake out of my own eye before I take the cookie out of yours,” as it were. Suffice it to say, we all tend to […]