by Keith Bassham

Reprinted with some revisions from Baptist Bible Tribune, January 15, 2003, and a chapter from the editor’s publication, Proverbs: Choosing Wisely.

Clearly, God created man with not only the capacity but also the need for relationships. He declares in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good that man should be alone.” In Psalm 102, a deeply afflicted man laments that he is like “a sparrow alone on a housetop.” [click to continue…]

An excerpt from Happy Endings to Hard Days by Steve Van Winkle

In 1996, my oldest daughter, Madison, was two beautiful-and-indescribably-cute years old, and my youngest daughter, Baylee, was a squirmy six months old. [click to continue…]

by Charles Lyons

Denominational tags have fallen on hard times. History and tradition seem to be bad baggage these days.

I would be surprised if you know of a new church that can be identified with any recognizable branch of Christianity. This, in the name of eliminating barriers to reaching people. If you can get a creek, river, brook, or a tree into your name, for sure you will grow. [click to continue…]

by Doug Kutilek

Amzi Clarence Dixon (1854-1925), largely forgotten today, was a leading Baptist in his day and the only man to pastor both Moody Memorial Church in Chicago and Spurgeon’s Tabernacle in London. [click to continue…]

by Kevin Carson

Are you prepared to minister to a homosexual? Can God use you to help someone committed to a homosexual lifestyle repent and change? Many pastors, missionaries, students, and others in the church confess how hard it is to love and minister to a homosexual. [click to continue…]

by Keith Bassham

Two months ago, the Tribune published a response to the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage throughout all the states. Among the observations, I indicated that those of us who hold to a traditional view of marriage were disappointed because until relatively recently the surrounding culture seemed to agree with us on the matter. [click to continue…]