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FIRST-PERSON: Praying for a new college missionary movement

TIGERVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Historians call the final quarter of the 19th century the Gilded Age, a term originally coined by Mark Twain. It was an era characterized by unprecedented industrialization, spurred on especially by the expansion of the railroad industry. It was the age of tycoons, monopolies, mass immigration, rapid urbanization and significant wealth disparity.

FIRST-PERSON: Very hopeful about the SBC’s future

Columnist Nathan Finn says Southeastern Seminary's graduating class makes him very hopeful about the future of the Southern Baptist Convention.

FIRST-PERSON: Cultivating godliness in college

College shouldn't be a roadblock to Christian growth, says columnist and professor Nathan Finn, who lists ways in which collegians can grow in their faith.

FIRST-PERSON: Watching Muslims profess Christ — in the face of persecution

Columnist Nathan Finn recently took part in a mission trip where he saw Muslims come to Christ and be baptized -- in a country where such actions can bring persecution.

CHRISTMAS: I deserve the coal

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--I'm not opposed to Santa Claus. I understand why many Christians are uncomfortable with the myth of Santa and respect their decision.

FIRST-PERSON: Greed or no greed?

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--I don’t watch much television. In fact, if you don’t count the morning news program playing in the background while I am getting dressed and groomed in the morning, then I typically spend less than eight hours a week watching the tube. And if there is not a sporting event I want to watch that week, the number drops to about five hours. We don’t even have cable at the Finn house -- we plug the set into the wall, adjust the “rabbit ears” and on a good day pick up about six channels of varied fuzziness.

FIRST-PERSON: Pregnancy and a consistent ethic of life

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--One of the ongoing battlegrounds in America’s culture war is the debate over the intrinsic value of human life. To many conservative evangelicals, “the sanctity of human life” is a buzzword for one or two moral issues, typically abortion and euthanasia. Both practices are terrible, but the sanctity of human life surely encompasses more than simply beginning and end-of-life concerns.

FIRST-PERSON: Weblogs and the Ninth Commandment

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--I am in my mid-20s, and like many people in my generation, my life is tied to the Internet.

FIRST-PERSON: Baptist history and Baptist ministry

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Those who do not know their past are doomed to repeat it.

FIRST-PERSON: Hurricane Katrina: How can we help?

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--We are all glued to the news. On television, we continually see images of the unbelievable devastation of the Gulf Coast.