DOES IT MEAN WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS?

by Randy Harp

As a child, one of my favorite movies was The Princess Bride. I watched it with my children recently, and though I could still quote half the movie, for some reason they just could not connect with it. To me, that is inconceivable! [click to continue…]

by Mike Randall
Former editor of the Baptist Bible Tribune

Gospel work is spiritual warfare. In the New Testament, the work of spreading the Gospel, winning people to Christ, and planting churches, is often described in military terms. [click to continue…]

by Steve Chittenden

Your church needs money every week, because your church does ministry every week. And while meeting the budget might not feel like a huge accomplishment, it’s actually key to a sustainable ministry over the long haul. [click to continue…]

by David R. Stokes

He was never ordained, though he pastored one of the largest churches in the United States. He preached Sunday morning sermons to his congregation a mere ten times a year. His early ministry success came before he was 25 years old, when he built a church youth ministry to more than 1,000 teenagers. [click to continue…]

By Kim Beckham
Pastor | Central Baptist Church | Tyler, TX

What a thrill to see plans made in 2015 actually come to pass in 2016!

In a staff meeting nearing the end of 2015, our team at Central decided we did not just want to have church; we wanted to be the church. Our goal: to win 100 people to Christ and see them follow their Lord in baptism during 2016. [click to continue…]

by Kevin Carson

What is your New Year’s dream? World peace. Better health. Financial security. Debt management. Consistent budgeting. Save more. Quit bad habits. Begin new disciplines. Get organized. Prioritizing family. Better scheduling. [click to continue…]

by Charles Lyons

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

The Sunday after the election, I made the following statement: [click to continue…]