David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is executive director of Baptist News Global.

Resist the season’s marketing drumbeat

By David Wilkinson

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Duke McCall at 97

At age 97, Duke K. McCall has outlived most of his contemporaries and most of his influence as a Baptist statesman. But he has not outlived his love for the Bible or his devotion to the seminary he led for more than three decades.
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'The Help'

Several months ago I half-heartedly pledged to my wife that I would read The Help when she finished the borrowed hardback from a friend who had raved about it. Then she cheated by reading several chapters aloud during a road trip. I was hooked.

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Keeping a 'Keepers' file

What do you do to restore order, hope or self-esteem when life gives you a kick in the stomach or on those days when you wonder if you’re really making a difference in the world?

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Saying ‘no thanks’ to prayer

Is it ever a good idea to turn down someone’s offer to pray for you?

My neighbor thought so.

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Ed Vick: Baptists' Columbus

For more than 17 of its nearly 21 years, Associated Baptist Press was blessed to have a Columbus on deck for its voyage across uncharted waters as the first and only independent news service created by and for Baptists.

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Laughter amid tears

Talk about mixed feelings. On April Fool’s Day we published, in the tradition of National Public Radio, a “news story” by senior writer Bob Allen with the headline, “‘God Hates Fags’ church apologizes.”

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Digger's forehead smudge

Digger Phelps, legendary coach and ESPN college basketball analyst, and I have never met. I doubt we ever will. But on Ash Wednesday I discovered Digger and I are related. We're spiritual kin.

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God loves the un-handyman too

It was Wilkinson versus the Wiper (as in windshield wiper).

Don’t laugh. This duel was a battle to the death, my own no-holds-barred version of Wrestle Mania, waged on a Saturday afternoon in the driveway.  

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Falling in love with the church

Valentine's Day is a reminder that what the church needs today is a lot more love affairs. Both the church universal and your church -- the local body of baptized believers where you belong -- need your love.

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