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Author Danny Chisholm

Danny Chisholm is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee.

Payday and title loan companies prey upon those who are vulnerable and need money right away, often charging them exorbitant interest rates plus fees. Here are 5 ways your church can deal with these predatory lending practices. […] Read More

Many US Christians believe they’re under persecution, but nothing is further from the truth. Not hearing a barista wish you a ‘Merry Christmas’ isn’t persecution. In the first century, being a Christian could end your life. […] Read More

Mother’s Day is a day of joy and pain. Pastors and churches must realize that not everyone has the same perspective and experience. For some, the holiday is downright painful to celebrate. […] Read More

The consumer-driven culture in the U.S. has a not-so-subtle impact upon the church. We often seek that “one thing” that, when implemented, will bring the church shoppers to us in droves. Are we creating consumers or disciples? […] Read More

U.S. churches don’t have to worry about the hardship of persecution. As a result, they often don’t realize or give thanks for the little things given to them every day. […] Read More

First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral was an inspiring and, for a brief moment, refreshing display of a kinder, gentler time in U.S. politics. David Priess posted an amazing photo on his Twitter feed of each of the presidents in attendance and their wives. He made this comment, “Each president in this photo did things I […] Read More

Baptists are a “people of the book.” That book, of course, is the Bible. Through the years, however, Baptists have had blind spots when it comes to what exactly the Scripture says to us. The Bible is an extremely popular subject; the book remains the best-seller among all books. Despite its popularity, there remains disagreement […] Read More

There are more payday and title loan stores in Missouri than Starbucks, Wal-Marts and McDonalds combined. I’ve heard this statement more times than I can recall. It has been a wake-up call for me in terms of understanding the gravity of the predatory loan problem in the Show Me State. The nature and extent of […] Read More

The origin of a story about an eccentric boy who never grows up is the subject of the movie, “Finding Neverland.” Johnny Depp plays J.M. Barrie, a struggling writer who was inspired through a friendship with the Davies family to write a play called “Peter Pan.” As opening night approaches, the theater owner voices his […] Read More

Colin Kaepernick has inspired a lot of people to stand up for the American flag. All he did was remain seated during the national anthem of a preseason football game. He explained his rationale. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and […] Read More