Time’s a wastin’!

Time’s a wastin’!

The first newspaper comic strip I remember reading was “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith,” a mostly lame characterization of a hillbilly family from a place called “Hootin’ Holler.” One of the oldest strips around, it started in 1919 and...
‘Finer’ fundamentalism

‘Finer’ fundamentalism

By John D. Pierce Year after year it gets harder to understand the ways of Southern Baptist Convention leaders — unless you understand how fundamentalism in any context plays out in a consistent fashion of exclusion. Most striking is what fundamentalists will...
You never know what you’ll find …

You never know what you’ll find …

Every other year, Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences co-sponsor a study tour of Israel and parts of the West Bank. And every year, one of the most memorable outings occurs at a place many participants had never heard of: Maresha....
Bent or Beautiful

Bent or Beautiful

By: Ginger Hughes Recently, my children came bounding in from school with their dad following a few steps behind.  Little hands clutched book bags, rain jackets (that we prefer to hold rather than wear), and a few unidentifiable art projects. Crushed amongst this...

Editor

The Baptist Standard is receiving nominations and submissions for the position of editor. In addition to the ongoing task of writing and editing, the editor of the Baptist Standard also functions as CEO of a non-profit organization including a broad range of...

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