Letter: Don Kirkland’s Book a ‘Spiritual Feast’

I discovered by accident former Baptist Courier editor Don Kirkland’s book, “Something Ventured.” It is a spiritual feast. Don’s writing skills are well known by South Carolina Baptists. His knowledge of Scripture is apparent in every entry. His real contribution is in helping us understand our roles as ordinary Christians. Don tells us that the […]

Letter: Encourage Church Commitment

Thank you so much for the articles in the June issue on the changes in our church, hurting pastors, the neglected Great Commission, finding sources of encouragement and more. I love the church I attend and our pastor and members. I do feel, however, that the church in general is losing Christians, and our society […]

Letter: Baptists should care about radical ‘holy war’

Thank you very much for your article on the Islamic State (April 2015). Based on what I have seen and heard from fellow Baptists, I had come to think that this topic should be avoided in our discussions at church, so I appreciate your comments on radical Islam and its goal to eliminate Christians like […]

Letter: No Unlimited Atonement

In Richard Harris’ article “What Is the Gospel?” in the March issue of The Courier, he wrote, “There was nothing limited about Christ’s substitutionary death and atonement.” Everyone limits the Lord’s atonement in one way or another. Some limit it in its function, saying that it didn’t actually save anyone but made all people capable […]

Letter: Remote Outposts Need Funding, Too

Yet again during this season for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, I find myself disappointed with the North American Mission Board due to their continued policy of defunding Southern Baptist missionaries who live and work in rural or remote areas. Such is the case with South Carolina native David George, who is the director of […]

Letter: Support Hunger Relief

Twenty thousand children will die today from hunger and preventable diseases. We Baptists give less than one penny a week per person to the Southern Baptist Global Hunger Relief Fund, our way of showing God’s love to starving people. If our child or grandchild was one of those destined to die today, how much would […]

Letter: The Toughest Job in America?

In his book, “By The Stream,” Monty Hale quotes leadership guru Peter Drucker, saying that the four toughest jobs in America are: president of the United States, a hospital administrator, a university president, and the pastor of a local church. Are you surprised by number four? I mean, just how difficult can it be to be […]

Letter: Support Singing Churchmen scholarship

For many years, the South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen have inspired church congregations and convention attendees with glorious sounds of musical praise to our Lord. Their vast variety of musical styles has allowed them to engage diverse audiences, including musical missions all over the globe. Realizing the need to attract younger members, the Singing Churchmen […]

Letter: SCBC should ‘stand strongly against’ Noble’s teachings

I have been following the controversy regarding Mr. Perry Noble of NewSpring Church, most recently related to his reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments. I have also read South Carolina Baptist Convention president Tommy Kelly’s gently worded letter reminding all ministers to regard their ministries as sacred trusts and their testimonies for Him as His called […]