Letter to the Editor: A Point of Clarification

Peter Beck’s article, “The Great Commission for Us” (August 2014) did a great job of conveying how important that passage is. But Brother Beck wrote, “ … the tasks described by all three verbs in the passage (make, baptize and teach).” There is only one verb in the passage, “make disciples.” The other terms, “baptize […]

Letter to the Editor: Good Men Who Do Nothing

The church, for the most part, gives little more than a passing thought to persecution. It is something from the distant past that we read about in “Fox’s Book of Martyrs.” However, the reality is that people in the Christian church are being imprisoned, tortured and even dying for their faith. We have failed to […]

Letter to the Editor: Empower Youth to Be Active Members

The youth of America have been falsely labeled as rebellious, disrespectful, immature and selfish. While this may be true of some, many students have a spiritual maturity that seems to be overlooked by church members. As a youth pastor in a local church, I have seen students who desire to contribute their gifts for edifying […]

Letter to the Editor: Courier classified ads effective

I want to thank The Baptist Courier staff for the service you provide to South Carolina Baptists. Recently I discovered again the wide reach The Courier possesses. I placed an ad in your classified section regarding a trip to Israel and experienced great returns. It proved to be an effective means of advertising. I suggest […]

Letter to the Editor: Seminaries are for Christians only

In the case of the admission of a Muslim student to the Southwestern Seminary doctoral program in archeology, the question to ask is: What precedent has been set? Southwestern Seminary president Paige Patterson’s reason violates the mission of the seminary as a “school of the prophets.” Why are we admitting non-Christian students to the seminary? […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘New era’ awaits S.C. Baptists

A new era awaits us as South Carolina Baptists, and now is the time to prayerfully consider the direction God would have us go. I offer the following ideas to get a loving discussion going. First, we need vision — not just rehashed ideas that worked for another convention, but someone who has walked with […]

Letter to the Editor: A church worth celebrating

Social media is littered with people taking shots at local churches. Sometimes this is for justifiable reasons, such as heretical teaching or sloppy pragmatism. Other times it seems that technology makes it possible for deconstructionists to point out the minute flaws of every church and its leaders. These trends paint a picture of infighting and […]

Letter to the Editor: More stories on missionaries

I was thrilled to read the articles in the June issue about South Carolina missionaries Mary Saunders and Brett and Kristin Myers. Reading your articles on them was informing and encouraging. We have a long history of sending out missionaries here in South Carolina. Many of our churches have individuals and families who are currently […]

Letter to the Editor: Seeking ‘resource families’ for foster care

I am writing on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Social Services Resource Family Division to appeal for the support of the Baptist community of South Carolina. In recent years, the number of quality resource families in Region IV has declined, while the number of children coming into care has held steady. Many of […]

Letter to the Editor: Let go of ‘doings and numbers’

What excellent articles by Timothy Sweetman and Rudy Gray in the March 2014 issue of the Courier. We as Christians and Southern Baptists should heed the message of Frank Page. It appears too many of our church leaders and pastors are too concerned with doings and numbers rather than preaching God’s Word, evangelism and missions. […]