Letter: Biblical truth leads to healthier churches

I just read Rudy Gray’s article, “The Importance of Biblical Truth” (April 2017). Amen, amen! In many churches, what brings in the crowds is often emphasized more than spiritual health. Some of our advertisements for conferences are overtly about how to increase baptisms rather than how to reach souls destined for eternity without God. I […]

Letter: Blessed by ‘The Shack’

In response to “ ‘The Shack’ is not an accurate view of God” (April), I believe the only accurate view of God comes from His Word and from a personal encounter with Him. Both the book and the movie present a fictional, beautiful account of healing and forgiveness. Christian fiction should not be confused with doctrine, […]

Letter: ‘The Shack’ is heresy

Thank you for your article on “The Shack” and the heresy of the book and movie. There were two statements that stood out to me. One was by Dr. Albert Mohler about the lack of biblical discernment and biblical knowledge today. The second statement was by LifeWay Christian Resources, saying they no longer carry “The […]

Letter: Are we lazy evangelists?

Why are so many of our churches in decline? Some reasons are easy to understand. Many churches don’t live by Scripture. Some have declined because of bad decisions and others because of splits. But, more than these, there seems to be a lethargy in our churches today. From the 1930s through the 1960s, most churches […]

Letter: I disagreed with Moore on Trump but support him as ERLC president

There have been a number of people in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump who have spoken with disdain regarding [Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president] Russell Moore being a “never Trumper.” Let me begin by saying that I chose to vote for president-elect Trump because of several issues, primarily because […]

Letter: ‘Marketplace Missionaries’

Thanks so much for your emphasis on bivocational ministry in the November issue. Though I am not bivocational myself, I regularly wrestle with the desire to be a marketplace missionary as I serve the local church. I am particularly inspired by those who make the strategic choice to remain in the marketplace while serving and […]

Letter: Reader thankful for stories in September issue

Thank you for your comments on the transgender status in America and the radical Muslim growth in America (“The Times in Which We Live”). Also, thanks to Channing Crisler for his insights (“Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?”) on the unchangeable and fundamental difference between Islam’s god and my God. I know my God […]

Letter: Pastor’s wife is ‘daily reminder’ of God’s grace

On behalf of Princeton Baptist Church, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The article in the August issue of The Courier (“Holding Tight to God’s Hand”) has blessed us beyond measure. The outpouring of love and support — not only for our pastor’s family, but for our church family as […]

Letter: Replacing America’s foundational stones

Should we continue to reelect power-hungry, self-serving politicians who treat the symptoms while ignoring the real diseases? God give us people who will do what is good for the people instead of themselves! America was built on several foundational stones: God, democracy, the love of freedom, a written constitution, hard work, and a willingness to […]