First Person: What My Dog Taught Me About Church

Our church is blessed to have the best greeter that ever walked the earth. His name is Freddy, and he is a Chiweenie. A Chiweenie is a canine mixture of chihuahua and dachshund. Freddy is named after my grandfather and father, both Southern Baptist pastors. We acquired this little dog in 2019, a year after […]

Guest Viewpoint: A Christian Response to Court Decision

Like many Christians, I have recently felt a responsibility to say something about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and open the door for abortion restrictions across the country. My goal in doing so is not to score any points or to take a victory lap. I am not under the illusion […]

Guest Viewpoint: A Response to the Leak

God-fearing, right-thinking, life-loving Christians have prayed for nearly 50 years for God to intervene in the affairs of our nation to overturn the abhorrent Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 that essentially overruled the abortion laws of the individual states. Subsequent to that decision, more than 60 million surgical abortions have occurred in the United […]

XY chromosomes should set criteria for sports

William Thomas/Lia Thomas, CeCe Telfer, Mary Gregory, Terry Miller, Andraya Yearwood and Rachel McKinnon — who are they, and what do they have in common? All are biological men competing against biological women and setting new women’s records in their respective sporting events. None have apparently reported a DSD (a disorder of sexual development, or […]

Guest Viewpoint: The Transgender Revolution and the Death of Truth

One day in the future, Americans will come to realize that the great denial of truth can be traced to a swimming pool. Just days ago, the University of Pennsylvania athlete identified as Lia Thomas won an NCAA championship in women’s swimming. This came after a season of controversy in which Thomas, who had previously […]

Guest Editorial: Vaccines Effective at Preventing Hospitalization and Death

As a physician during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m frequently asked, “Should I take the vaccine?” My answer is yes. For the vast majority of people, the benefits of COVID vaccination greatly outweigh the risks. Almost all doctors I know wanted the vaccine for themselves and their families as soon as it became available. This is […]

Update from the SBC Task Force on Sexual Abuse

In response to a motion passed at the 2021 SBC meeting in Nashville, a nine-member task force was appointed to engage a qualified firm to conduct an independent investigation of claims of sexual abuse, mishandling of abuse, or mistreatment of victims as related to the Executive Committee of the SBC from Jan. 1, 2000, to […]

ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project Making a Difference

Rachel Wiles serves as events and project manager and as Psalm 139 placement manager at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The project is making a difference for many crisis pregnancy centers across the country. The Psalm 139 Project began receiving ultrasound funds in 2001 and placed its first ultrasound […]

Four Ways to Support Families with Special Needs

Steve and Martha have been attending Peace Church for 15 years. Their children are young adults who work. Their family is active in the church and the small groups ministry. Seth and Sharon are in the same small group. They have three children. Their two daughters are in the honors tracks at school, and they […]