Book Notes: Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

Jarvis Williams and Kevin Jones have given Southern Baptists, and any denomination with ears to hear, a great gift in Removing the Stain of Racism From the Southern Baptist Convention: Diverse African-American and White Perspectives. It is the gift of honest reflection and thoughtful responses to the removing the stain of racism from the Southern Baptist Church. … Continue reading Book Notes: Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

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30 for 30: Lessons on Life and Ministry

There is something about turning thirty that makes you reflect. You realize that you have lived a significant amount of life, but you still—Lord willing—have a lot more life to live. You have lived long enough to learn a few things, but you still feel like you have so much to learn. You have lived … Continue reading 30 for 30: Lessons on Life and Ministry

Reflecting on SBC 2017: Three Things We Must Do

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ is in the books. I spent most of my Lyft drives in Phoenix either trying to share the gospel or explain how the SBC works. The former was easier than the latter in most cases! Three years ago, I responded to the call … Continue reading Reflecting on SBC 2017: Three Things We Must Do

Listen Up: A Needed Skill for Evangelism and Discipleship

“Christianity demands that we have enough compassion to learn the questions of our generation.” – Francis Schaeffer Do you hear what Schaeffer is saying? Our witness and discipleship requires that we understand the questions our generation is asking. To understand these questions, we must listen. However, Schaeffer puts his finger on our problem, which is … Continue reading Listen Up: A Needed Skill for Evangelism and Discipleship

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality – Part 2

If what the Bible says about homosexuality is clear, we must also see that it should not stand alone as all that it says to the homosexual. It must be heard within the broader message of God's Word about God's good design for humanity and the good news of Jesus Christ.

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? – Part 3

What the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. (See also Part 1 and Part 2) Even more foundational than the goodness of God’s design for humanity, what the Bible says about homosexuality must be heard in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. We … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? – Part 3

How Are You Doing? Reflection and Resources for the New Year

What do you do with the week between Christmas and New Year's Day?  In our family, we tend travel sometime within this week. My favorite part of the drive is the reflection conversation my wife, Emily, and I have somewhere along the way. There is just something about the beginning of a new year that stokes reflection … Continue reading How Are You Doing? Reflection and Resources for the New Year