Bob Terry’s Editorials

Editor Bob Terry shares insights, opinions, interpretations, devotional thoughts and challenges through his weekly editorial.

September 26, 2018

Pastor and People

As churches across Alabama observe Minister Appreciation Month in October, it may be helpful to reflect on some of the dynamics which help shape ... [READ MORE]

September 19, 2018

Do Members Quit Churches or Church Leaders?

That church attendance continues trending downward is not news. It has for years. In the 1950s about 49 percent of respondents indicated they ... [READ MORE]

September 12, 2018

Is Politics Stronger Than Faith?

On Aug. 31, 2017, a news release from Stanford University announced that according to a recent study, Americans cherish their political identity ... [READ MORE]

September 5, 2018

Bearing One Another’s Burdens

The pastor search committee of this rural Baptist church was excited about their recommendation for a new pastor. The candidate was known to ... [READ MORE]

August 29, 2018

Looking Under the Hood at TAB

Like a shiny new car, every issue of The Alabama Baptist (TAB) invites readers to spend a few minutes in an enjoyable experience that will leave ... [READ MORE]

August 22, 2018

Serving Today Is Different Than 50 Years Ago

August 19 was a special day for me. It marked my 50th anniversary of ministering through state Baptist papers. No one is more surprised at the ... [READ MORE]