FIRST-PERSON: Values, at center stage
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--While the pundits and prognosticators continue to analyze and rehash everything that happened on Election Day 2004, it is clear that values still matter to the American electorate.
FIRST-PERSON: When the foundations are gone
ATLANTA (BP)--When Alabama's judicial ethics panel voted to oust State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, it provided the most vivid illustration yet of the great irony playing itself out in our day. Many in the United States legal system are engaged in an effort to destroy the very foundation on which our nation's laws are based. The Judeo-Christian system of morality has served as western civilization's legal foundation for centuries, yet today many judges believe they can destroy that foundation and still maintain a lawful society.
Our Hearts—Wide Open or Guarded?
At the 2002 Southern Baptist Convention messengers passed a resolution ON THE SEXUAL INTEGRITY OF MINISTERS. In it they called for building and maintaining "relationships and practices of integrity and fidelity to God and others," and for "our spiritual leaders to hold one another accountable to the highest standards of Christian moral practice." In the […]
A Vision as Big as Our Commission
My friend, Perry, is addicted to jigsaw puzzles. He loves to get with friends and have races in putting together these challenges to anybody's sanity! The bigger and more complicated the puzzle, the better. He scours stores to find puzzles on sale and buys them by the truck load. Recently, one of his puzzle-solving friends […]