A Different Thanksgiving Day in 2020

Typically, the Thanksgiving holiday features some of the busiest travel days of the year. With the pandemic still strong and no vaccine or cure available, travel plans are changing. In the past, it has been estimated that as many as 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day. While that may not change, the […]

Comic Belief: Bath Fizzies, Loofahs and Candles

Legend has it that during the 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy gave a great speech to a large and excited crowd assembled in front of the Alamo, where a handful of Texans had held off a large army from Mexico. Kennedy wanted to make a quick exit after his speech. He told a local […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Creamy Garlic Chicken

This is one of the most delicious chicken recipes I have ever had. It may seem like a lot of ingredients — but it’s inexpensive, and you may have most of them already in your pantry or fridge. It’s simple to make and comes together fairly quickly. If you’re looking for a special one-pan dish […]

Wholly Healthy: Abortion Reversal

Women who are pregnant have the option of terminating their pregnancies two ways. One is by having an abortion procedure. The other, however, is to take pills obtained from Planned Parenthood, personal physicians or even online. Taken early in pregnancy, these pills end the pregnancy. There is a powerful movement to make those pills available […]

Outside the Walls: Whose Side Are You On?

I stared into the eyes of my Little League football team. They could taste victory if they would just work together. There was a lot riding on this game for my two sons, including respect, bragging rights, and the attention of a first-grade girlfriend named Karrie. My son Caden was the quarterback, and his little […]

President’s Perspective: An Historic Meeting

This year we will celebrate the 199th year of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. This will be our 200th annual meeting. When we look at the history of denominations, this is really an amazing feat that testifies to the grace and mercy of the Lord. As we come together with the theme of “Legacy,” it […]

Editor’s Word: Election Year

When Barack Obama, one of the most liberal senators in the United States Senate at that time, was elected president, I remember admonishing the church I served as pastor to pray for him. Whoever is elected president this year, I would offer up the same counsel. We may disagree with their values and policies or […]

Comic Belief: Men Are Simple; Women Are Complex

A few years ago, the Forester Sisters sang a song about men. It went something like this: “They buy you dinner, open your door, other than that, what are they good for? … Men, we’re talking about men.” I have to admit, men do have problems with relationships. We grow up playing baseball, football, and […]

Six Reasons Your Pastor Is About to Quit

Please hear me clearly. The vast majority of pastors with whom our Church Answers team communicates are saying they are considering quitting their churches. It’s a trend I have not seen in my lifetime. Some are just weeks away from making an announcement. They are looking for work in the secular world. Some will move […]

President’s Perspective: The Year We Needed

The year 2020 has asked more questions than most of us have answers. This year has brought about a seemingly endless string of difficult decisions, made all the more difficult by the small amount of information we have on which to base those decisions. Time has come to a screeching halt and also seems to […]