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Commentary: 19 clever sermon titles

Last week I had a delightful conversation with Troup Baptist Association’s Aaron McCullough about his dear friend Olin McClain’s sermon “The Prodigal’s Pet Pig.” We both agreed it was a clever title, and it made me think about other interesting, unique sermon titles I have heard through the years.

Nature films and God's sovereignty

By Phil Boatwright Phil Boatwright KANSAS CITY, KS (BP) — Most people (including me) seldom turn to nature documentaries when seeking DVD entertainment. That's unfortunate – especially if you …

Minister of Loneliness is appointed

Helen Joanne Cox was a member England’s Parliament representing the Labour Party. She campaigned for a solution to the Syrian Civil War, and once elected, argued forcefully that the UK Government …

3 fears of a young minister

By Trevor Forbis Trevor Forbis I'm in my first year of a paid ministry position.  As  a young minister ,   I’ve noticed   fears   that  have crept into my life as I …

Two weeks ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of policy put into effect during the Obama administration that protected legalized marijuana programs from federal prosecution. …

The following commentary first appeared in the AJC Get Schooled blog by Maureen Downey and contains a compelling discourse on public school sex education by Jane Robbins. Gwinnett is one of …

ATLANTA — As the Georgia Legislators being their 2018 session there are many issues they will be considering, Religious Liberty being one of them. Hopefully, they will remember that freedom of …

One Word to Purge in 2018

Edith Lovejoy Pierce said, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity , and it’s first chapter is 'New Year’s …

Why can’t we all just get along?

President Trump held a bipartisan meeting with Republicans and Democrats this week to discuss the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration policies. After a long session …

The Riddler

If someone mentioned The Riddler, many of us would immediately think of Batman’s wicked nemesis. I’m not sure if he’s still around, or what role he may play in Batman movies of today. In the …

Hope in the New Year

By Jeff Iorg ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — Spending several days during the holidays with four grandchildren under age 3 caused me to think about our world, their future, and my perspective on what …

The Greatest Show on Turf

A popular meme making the rounds on social media in the days after Georgia's Rose Bowl win reminds fans of any prayers offered during the game. It could legitimately be called “The Greatest Show on …

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Prayers or predictions for 2018

As we walk into 2018 in the next 48 hours, Editor Gerald Harris has some thoughts on the powerful role of the Church in shaping secular culture. Every year there are scientists, business moguls, …

When pastors don't get enough rest

I write this post because I know many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions in the next week. Many of us in ministry get too little rest (and I’m one of the guilty ones), and we need to …

wikipedia commons By Sue Ella Deadwyler “This dude set everything up as a business, targeting high school kids.” – A Fulton County School Parent Menu for the Week, July 2016 Cookies and cream …

Franklin Graham I have always appreciated and admired a person with courage and intestinal fortitude. It is even better when that courage is based on values and truth. I believe Franklin Graham is …

Swarthmore College was founded in 1864 in Swarthmore, PA. SWARTHMORE.EDU/Special By Todd Starnes Fox News Commentator One of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges is advancing a …

A frosty reception to Trump’s prayer

Ben Carson FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL/Special Article used by permission of the Family Research Council If you thought tax reform terrified liberals, try praying about it! During yesterday's historic …

A perfect ending

I rotate teaching duties in the Fellowship Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Vienna . Attendance in our all-male group usually runs from ten to twenty. We have some youngsters in their …

The Good News of Christmas Is Not Fake News

It must be nearing year-end because the “words of the year” have been released. Dictionary.com follows each year’s most meaningful events and “look-up” trends. The site has named …

A statue of Martin Luther stands in Wittenberg, Germany, one of the major players of the Reformation. GETTY IMAGES This article will spotlight five non-conformists who lived as sinners in the eyes of …

Thank God for the Christmas rush

I left the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and intended to work from home for the rest of the week. However, I inadvertently left my cell phone in the …

An urgent call to protect free speech

NORCROSS — On Dec. 7 Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law that authorizes the state to force pro-life organizations to promote abortion. A …

This year's Festival of Lessons and Carols featured a 63-voice choir and 21-member orchestra. The church has a strong traditional music program which it uses as an outreach to its community. The …

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