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  • FIRST-PERSON: Christians & self-esteem

    by Joshua Clayton , posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (14 hours ago)

    Is it biblical, Joshua Clayton asks, for Christians to place a priority on high self-esteem? Compared to contemporary psychology, he notes, "the ultimate goal of Christianity is show man that, apart from God, he can do nothing." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Beyond pizza parties & paintball nights

    by Anthony L. Jordan, posted Monday, July 24, 2017 (yesterday)

    Emerging from a week as a youth camp pastor, Anthony Jordan issues a call to help Christian teens understand "how and why the Bible is so countercultural on moral issues of the day." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let them lead -- now

    by Terry Dorsett, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (4 days ago)

    Terry Dorsett underscores the importance of giving young people opportunities for church leadership. "Churches that do not value young people as the church of today should not be surprised when young people are not around tomorrow," he writes. Read More

  • Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, Geiger

    by Michael Smith, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (7 days ago)

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    PHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Seat belts for your soul

    by David Jeremiah, posted Monday, July 17, 2017 (8 days ago)

    Just as a car's seat belts provide physical protection, David Jeremiah notes that the Bible conveys commands, exhortations, warnings and instructions for spiritual protection. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Fruitful follow-up

    by David Frasure, posted Monday, July 10, 2017 (15 days ago)

    Friendly and frequent follow-up with those who visit a church, Sunday School or small group, David Frasure notes, "often determines if we will ever see them again." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Those early years

    by Vickie Munton, posted Friday, July 07, 2017 (18 days ago)

    Vickie Munton, reflecting on her early years of marriage, recounts the hard work, sacrifice and faith through which "God laid the foundation for our future." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Let's talk

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (19 days ago)

    There's plenty to talk about in Scripture, Art Toalston writes. "Let's talk about it personally, deeply and frequently," he exhorts. "Let's talk in our families, in our churches, in every venue where we spend a portion of our lives." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When God writes your Instagram handle

    by Candi Finch, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (27 days ago)

    Candi Finch, whose Instagram handle includes "lover of bacon & used bookstores," ponders how someone's social media identity would read if drawn from God's regard for His children as recorded in Scripture. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Ask others about themselves

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    "Everybody has a story," Chuck Lawless writes, "and I'm richer if I know those stories." Asking others about themselves, he writes, takes attention off yourself and can lead to a question like "Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?" Read More