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FIRST-PERSON: Crossover — too important to neglect in prayer

"The eternal destinies of thousands of people will hang in the balance," Ralph Tone writes of the importance of the Harvest Crusade and Crossover Phoenix prior to the SBC annual meeting. The Gospel message that will be proclaimed is "too important to neglect in prayer," he writes.

FIRST-PERSON: Media-induced outrage

PHOENIX (BP) -- Media-induced negativity isn't good for our souls, Ralph Tone writes. "It is fine -- a good thing really -- to be informed," he writes. "But it is even better to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in the Word of God and prayer."

CALL TO PRAYER: A place of grace for prayer

PHOENIX (BP) -- My daughter has been serving God overseas for many years. When we see her after a long absence, it's usually at an airport. When we say goodbye after a short visit, it's usually at an airport.

CALL TO PRAYER: Dare to be old Daniel

Columnist Ralph Tone challenges readers to be like Daniel and "finish the race" well -- no matter how old they are.

CALL TO PRAYER: Sweet hour of prayer

Former missionary Ralph Tone describes how a one-hour prayer vigil can energize and strengthen the health of a local church, undergirding efforts to impact the community with the Gospel.

CALL TO PRAYER: A good time to prayerwalk

Ralph Tone, noting the warmer temperatures of spring, writes that it's a good time for Christians to prayerwalk the streets of their communities -- to pray for people in their homes, for schools, churches and businesses.

FIRST-PERSON: Graduation prayers are great, but don’t stop there

Columnist Ralph Tone says he's all for using the legal sphere to guarantee prayer at graduation ceremonies but that the church must practice praying in private just as passionately.

FIRST-PERSON: Will the rapture be on May 21?

Ralph Tone examines the theology behind the billboards proclaiming that the rapture will take place May 21.

FIRST-PERSON: Jesus is returning, but there’s work to be done

Living with a knowledge that Jesus could return any moment should impact the way we live every day, says columnist Ralph Tone.

LifeWay Español considera las necesidades espirituales de las iglesias hispanas

MIAMI, Fla. (BP)--La población hispana de los Estados Unidos, actualmente de unos 48 millones, se triplicará para el año 2050, y muchos miembros de esa población están enfatizando su vida spiritual.