Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Ireland

Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Ireland

Bill Ireland is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia. Bill’s articles that have appeared on EthicsDaily.com are available here. 1. Where did you grow up? Greenville, Mississippi. 2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why?...

4 Reasons Your Church Should Prevent Christmas

On one of his many on-the-road trips, Charles Kuralt, the noted television journalist and writer, befriended George and June Butler, a couple in Vermont. The Butlers operated a small farm where they raised vegetables, flowers and sugared maple trees. Environmentally...

Waving the Flag and Preaching the Gospel

Over the centuries, the church has readily baptized a number of sentimental and civic holidays. Some have actually complemented the purposes of the church quite well. For example, the “Hallmark holidays,” such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,...

Decoding Mark

Given the popularity of Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code, Elaine Pagels’ Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, and Michael Baigent’s Holy Blood, Holy Grail, I half-expected John Dart’s Decoding Mark to be one more in the parade of sensational...