Outside the Walls: The Resolve

Last year, according to my scales I lost 30 pounds … and found 29 of them. My New Year’s resolution this year is to find a more accurate scale to weigh on. Although I am excited about my one-pound net loss, my friend changed his lifestyle, and lost 50 pounds and kept them off. Rather […]

Outside the Walls: Trust Key to Receiving Gospel

As I looked into the innocent face of my 3-year-old son, I was pretty certain he was not telling the entire truth, so I probed a little further. “So are you sure you haven’t eaten any ice cream before dinner?” I asked one more time. He looked away, thought a minute, and doubled down. “No […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Southern Squash Casserole

My favorite recipe for the holidays is my Southern Squash Casserole. It’s a special time of year for remembering how America is so blessed, and reminds me to pray harder this coming year for our country. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! May God bless you and yours, and may God bless America! […]

Wholly Healthy: Christian Prescription

Christmas is upon us. And, it is both a wonder and a time of peril. Why is it a wonder? This is The Baptist Courier; I’m confident you get it. But as for the perils? They are legion. This is no surprise. Among other realities, why wouldn’t the enemy of our souls make our great […]

Comic Belief: Keep It Simple

It’s easy to feel stupid these days. I watched “Jeopardy” on TV and didn’t know any of the questions to the answers, and it made me feel stupid. So I watched “Wheel of Fortune” instead, and then felt stupid just for watching it. While watching “Wheel of Fortune,” I noticed that I still haven’t programmed […]

Editor’s Word: ‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s Season is beginning to descend on us. With it comes many activities coupled with gracious opportunities to share the gospel of Christ. The busiest travel days this year will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following Thanksgiving. More Americans travel to be with family on Thanksgiving than any other holiday, […]

President’s Perspective: What’s Best for the Kingdom?

We live in a world where everyone wants to know the answer to the question, “What’s in it for me?” I remember a conversation with some concerned parents one time who demanded that we consider what is best for the youth in the church. I was young and somewhat arrogant. I’m sure my answer seemed […]

Editor’s Word: Is the CP Important?

Is the Cooperative Program important today? With Great Commission Giving and Cooperative Giving as alternatives to CP giving, the question begs some type of answer — and the answer can be convoluted and complicated. Before and during the initial years of the Conservative Resurgence, messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting could not help […]

Outside the Walls: ‘My One Is You!’

Linwood is an 11-year-old boy who is not yet a Jesus follower. His grandmother has a burden for him and his parents, as they do not go to church regularly. She knows that if they turned their lives over to Jesus, it would radically change the environment of their homes and the life of Linwood. […]

Wholly Healthy: Common Respiratory Illnesses

In the fall and winter of the year, hospitals tend to fill up with respiratory infections. These come in many varieties. But just so everyone can understand, I think it might be good to give a quick summary of the things that afflict our population. Often, our friends and family are diagnosed with bronchitis. While […]