Grace and Truth: Where to Start? Sola Scriptura

So, where do we start in our work at The Baptist Courier? When we begin a new pursuit, it’s not always easy to know where to start, but for those who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, it’s not difficult: We start with God’s Word. We start there, we end there, we […]

Wholly Healthy: Loneliness Remedy

When we think of medicine and medical practice, diseases and injuries come to mind. Every church prayer list is filled with assorted afflictions typical of humanity. However, there is an affliction that we seem to forget, but which manifests itself medically more and more. That affliction is loneliness. As certain groups continue to beat the […]

Legislative Update: Is S.C. Really a Pro-Life State?

We are now eight months past the historic moment when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. On June 22, 2022, 50 years of federally backed abortions came to a startling end. I believe pro-life advocates across the country were both hopeful and prayerful, yet still the decision caught us by surprise. We marched, […]

President’s Perspective: Where Are You Indispensable?

In the summer of 2005, I was almost three years into my third full-time pastorate. “Climbing the ladder” wasn’t my thing, but this wonderful church was the largest I had served, based on nickels and noses, and was in the middle of a big city in another state. I was preaching, pastoring, and casting vision, […]

Comic Belief: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But taxes continue and get worse every year Congress meets. They have almost simplified the tax form beyond human understanding. In April, millions of American have a long form and a short memory. I prepare my own taxes. It is like a do-it-yourself mugging. My son-in-law […]

Outside the Walls: The Energy of Innovation

“We are having a baby!” As a young husband, I remember where I was when we found out that something new was about to happen to multiply our family and embark on an adventure. Nothing brings more energy and excitement than the birthing of a new baby. The day finally arrived for our first son, […]

Grace and Truth: Greetings and What We’re Up to Here

Hello, brothers and sisters of the Palmetto State: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I am profoundly grateful for the privilege of being elected — called by our great God — to serve you as editor of the historic Baptist Courier. It warms my heart to look […]

Comic Belief: Switching Gears

One great thing about having 10 grandkids is that I am able to watch kids’ movies over and over. Another great thing about grandkids is taillights. There is a movie about talking cars called “Cars.” It involves the hotshot rookie race car called Lightning McQueen. He is living life in the fast lane until he […]

Wholly Healthy: Heart Attacks on the Rise

You never know what the news will bring in an age of spy balloons and UFOs. However, on the medical front, healthcare problems have changed in the wake of the pandemic. Mental health and addiction issues have exploded. Depression and suicidal thoughts in children are higher than I’ve seen in my entire career. It appears […]

President’s Perspective: Going There

She was born into a disadvantaged and poor ethnic minority in the rural interior of Asia. She was the apple of her hard-working father’s eye, and he saw to it that she received a college education and a master’s degree. After concluding her studies in a large, distant city, she returned to her home prefecture […]