In this column, first published by Baptist Press in September 2013, Roger S. Oldham encourages us to pray for our families. Oldham offers Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 as a model prayer for family, pointing to four elements of Paul's prayer that illustrates how to pray for those we love the most.
It is very likely our children and our children's children will bear the brunt of the full wrath of a society that has forgotten God, unless we see a massive spiritual awakening that stirs our nation once again. Roger ("Sing") Oldham tells us how to pray for these vulnerable descendants.
Roger S. Oldham recaps the softball ventures of his three daughters, describing sports as having played an important, albeit secondary, role in their sense of purpose and their achievements as adults.
In this week's call to prayer, Roger S. Oldham encourages us to pray for our families. Oldham offers Paul's prayer in Philippians 1:9-11 as a model prayer for family, pointing to four elements of Paul's prayer that reveal a dynamic, positive illustration of how to pray for those we love the most.
Southern Baptists are a diverse people. Nowhere is this diversity more apparent than on the subject of election.
In September, Dr. Morris H. Chapman, president of the Executive Committee, challenged Southern Baptists to pray for "just one more soul" in 2009-2010. If every pastor won just one more soul this year, the SBC would see an increase of almost 45,000 baptisms through the ministry of each pastor's personal evangelism. If each church joined […]
Church names in the SBC are an interesting study. More than one hundred cooperating churches carry the name Beulah (104). Grace is in the name of 649 congregations. Another 532 are called Immanuel or Emmanuel, and 306 are named Friendship. However, water names seem to dominate with Southern Baptist churches. For example, 1,139 churches have […]
I submit five reasons why the virgin birth is a doctrine we can count on — five reasons it makes sense to believe the Word of God on this matter.
This month marks the 35th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. In effect, in 1973 the United States Supreme Court declared war against unborn children in our nation. Since then, more than 48 million pre-born children have been violently attacked, brutally dismembered, and horrifyingly mangled in […]
In recent years, many churches have reduced the percentage of their undesignated gifts to the Cooperative Program. The reasons are manifold — the economy, building programs, increased local missions expenses, rise in medical insurance costs, and disenchantment with leadership at the local or national level. At bottom, however, is a fundamental issue: Do we truly […]