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, […]

Comic Belief: The Two O’Clock Bus

A sports team was in the middle of a terrible losing streak when the manager called a meeting and said, “There will be two buses leaving the hotel for the ballpark tomorrow. The two o’clock bus is for those of you who need a little extra work. The empty bus leaves at five o’clock.” In […]

In Your Interest: Finding Extra Cash

Looking for ways to begin a savings account? There are several opportunities you may have right now that you can take advantage of. First of all, did you get a raise this year? If so, congratulations! The economy is slowly on the upswing, and many are seeing an increase in their paychecks. Before you make […]

Complementary, Not Competing, Gifts

Our theme for this month’s Courier is faith and reason, a broad subject that encompasses more than we could possibly include in a single issue. However, our aim is to present quality and correct information that can aid our readers in their continuing development as followers of and witnesses for Christ. Faith and reason are […]

Sunday Dinner: Breakfast Casserole

You may see this recipe in many church cookbooks, and you may have prepared it yourself (and if you haven’t, you should). It has been around for a while; I cooked it in my kitchen some time ago. I saw it again recently in the cookbook published by Lexington Baptist Church and baked it. The […]

Pastor to Pastor: Keeping the Fire Alive

Nothing benefits the preacher and teacher of the Word of God more than having someone who believes in him and in what he does. Having supporters and cheerleaders in one’s faith-life inspires one to continue from day to day. Timothy’s greatest supporter was Paul, who believed in Timothy and the work God called them both […]

President’s Perspective: Called, Not Employed

The first official visit I made as South Carolina Baptist Convention president was to Bethea Retirement Center in Darlington. I was there at the invitation of Tom Turner, director of South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging. I had a full day of activities, including speaking in chapel, meeting residents and staff members at a […]

Wholly Healthy: Who to Trust for Medical Advice?

How do we know what to believe about anything? In times past we read books, we took classes, we spoke to experts. These days? These days we do the same, but we also search the Internet. And we seem to do it with special fervor when it comes to questions about our health. I can’t […]

Sunday Dinner: Cabbage, Collards and Kale

Cabbage and collards and kale. Oh my! I’m not saying that if you regularly eat these you will be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you will be healthy and smile more. It’s fall, so it’s time for the fall vegetables, specifically the fall greens. You can often get these, which […]