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SBC Unity and the Unforced Error that was Resolution 9

On the heels of the controversial cinedoc, By What Standard?, which was itself a response to Resolution 9, voted upon and affirmed by the Southern Baptist Convention messengers at the SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, Baptist Press released a “Q&A with the 2019 Resolutions Committee about Resolution 9,” last week. For clarification, that’s just … Continue reading SBC Unity and the Unforced Error that was Resolution 9

Like a Broken Cup and SuperGlue

Each year, Southern Baptists gather before the annual meeting for the SBC Pastor’s Conference. During this time, Baptists are treated to some of the best preaching the convention (and often, the larger evangelical world) has to offer. This week, Baptist Press released the speaker list for the 2020 SBC Pastor’s Conference scheduled in Orlando. But … Continue reading Like a Broken Cup and SuperGlue

GUEST POST: Preparing for Ministry in a Post-Truth World, Part One

What is meant by ‘Post-truth’? The Oxford Dictionaries’ international word of 2016, “post-truth” points to a society or situation “in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. While “post truth” has many political implications, commonly functioning as an expression thrown around by opposing political groups … Continue reading GUEST POST: Preparing for Ministry in a Post-Truth World, Part One

Let’s Talk about Planning Events for the New Year

As the calendar year or the church year draws to a close, every minister is faced with the question in the next year: What are we going to do? This is a question that very well may cause anxiety on the part of the minister, but in a church walking through a revitalization process, this … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Planning Events for the New Year

Let’s Talk about Planning Church Evangelism for the New Year

All pastors know that they need to lead their churches in some form of evangelism. The issue that I find is that many pastors lose the effect of evangelism by forgetting to plan for it. Pastors are busy, and church life can be busy. Between all the pastoral duties and church events, church-wide evangelistic efforts … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Planning Church Evangelism for the New Year

How to Read Authors and Theologians with Whom You Disagree

In light of recent conversations spurred on by the Founder’s cinedoc, By What Standard?, I thought it might be of some service to offer a brief post expressing my thoughts on reading authors and theologians with whom you disagree. Frankly, I could be more specific in the title, I suppose. “How to Read James Cone,” … Continue reading How to Read Authors and Theologians with Whom You Disagree

Planning Worship Services for the New Year

Eleven plus hours on a plane is a long time! Along with the deluge of thoughts, experiences, and conversations from my time in the Horn of Africa, I was overwhelmed with the reality that a new year was quickly approaching. I was leaving a context that did not have a complete Bible translation; a context … Continue reading Planning Worship Services for the New Year