Letter: Advice at ordination still holds true

I noted recently with sadness the passing of Rev. Pat Perry. To many, Pat was a very effective vocational evangelist who traveled across our state for nearly 20 years, winning many to Christ. To me, however, Pat was a pastor and friend who ordained me to the Gospel ministry at Lee Road Baptist Church in Taylors […]

Letter: May Charleston Lead Us in Showing Love

Thank you, South Carolina Baptists, for passing the resolution on Mother Emanuel AME Church at the 2015 meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Our nation wept as we watched the horrific events unfold. The murders happened in a church during a Wednesday night prayer meeting. Unimaginable! We must set aside our differences in order to […]

Letter: Supporting God’s ‘100-Percent Truth’

Thank you, Dr. Gray, for your article, “Results of False Teaching,” in the January issue of The Courier. Sadly, I see major changes happening in our churches — mostly because of false teaching (especially half-truths) and the growing lack of personal Bible study. Your article uses three verses (Matthew 7:21-23) that today’s Christian does not […]

Letter: Enjoyed Cribb’s Christmas essay

I appreciated Bryan Cribb’s article, “A Biblical Pattern for Christmas Celebrations” (December 2015). I especially gained inspiration from the “Create great expectations at Christmas” section. I wish all Christians would celebrate God’s faithfulness and His redemption through His son, who came and lived among us, and the joy set before us through the cross and […]

Letter: Give up cable TV for SBC

After reading “The SBC Ship Is in Peril” in the November issue, I agree we are in trouble. That being said, it’s my belief that we still have a God who can turn things around. What I propose is summarized in a word hardly used anymore: sacrifice. What would happen if we gave up cable, […]

Letter: Missionary grateful for S.C. Baptists’ gift to IMB

My wife and I wanted to take this time to thank South Carolina Southern Baptists for their continued support in our ministry and the ministry of so many others. I read today that my convention had decided to give a $1 million dollar gift to the International Mission Board. This information excites my heart to see how Southern Baptists in […]

Letter: Let’s continue to walk in love

Thank you, South Carolina Baptists, for passing the resolution on Mother Emanuel AME Church. Our nation wept as we watched the horrific events unfold and learned a shooter had taken the lives of nine precious souls. The murders happened in a church during a Wednesday night prayer meeting. Unimaginable! We must set aside our differences […]

Letter: Let’s not continue to cut funding to our institutions

I commend Dr. Rudy Gray on a great article in the November issue, “Is It Time for a New Approach to Missions?” He writes that the Great Commission “does not preclude us from evangelizing and discipling people here and abroad simultaneously.” As South Carolina Baptists, we must understand the truth of this statement. We must support […]

‘Out of Darkness’ march to raise awareness for suicide prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in this country. It touches millions of lives — people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds — but the research is clear: Suicide is preventable, and the more people who stand up for suicide prevention and mental health, the more lives we can […]

Letter: More funding for IMB ‘right thing to do’

There are always those who express concern that our first priority is to reach our Jerusalem before trying to reach the uttermost parts of the earth. I would agree. However, in 2014 our South Carolina Baptist churches (all 2,148 of them) received $508,093,300 into their coffers. The $1.28 million in funding to the International Mission […]