I Witnessed Greatness among the Bayot

The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12 If all went as planned, his plane just took off from Dulles and will be in the air for about 7 hours, so I can talk about him freely, without the fear […]

Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future

“These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness…” Deuteronomy 1:1 The book of Deuteronomy is about Moses as an old man and respected leader reminding a new generation of Israelites about their past while pointing them into the future. In Numbers 13 and 14 the people chose […]

Lost in the blogging black hole: Cooperative Program is up

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Lost, swamped, overwhelmed by white hot discussions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, by debate about whether or not elder rule practitioner and SBC Pastor’s Conference invitee James MacDonald made a proper apology for calling congregational governance “satanic”, and by other weighty matters is this little item that directly affects tens of thousands of Southern […]

How to use Social Media in ministry presentation to GA Baptist

I am giving a presentation on “Social Media in Ministry” to the employees retreat of the Georgia Baptist Convention on Monday.  I wanted to share it with SBC Voices.  Hope it can be of benefit to you in your ministry.  I have uploaded it to Slideshare including YouTube videos as illustrations.  I am passionate about […]

Behold (by Paul Thompson)

We strain the eyes to behold the things we cherish. This is why eye contact with a loved one is important. When I participate in wedding ceremonies my favorite thing to do while the bride is walking in is to get a good look and the groom… that man’s eyes are always fixed on his […]

A Good Evangelistic Invitation (by Trent Henderson)

Can I admit something?  I have typically feared the evangelistic sermon.  I have preached at camps, in revivals, in churches, and in other settings for about 20 years now.  And (please don’t vote me off the island) until this past year, I have always been uncomfortable with the evangelistic sermon. What changed?  I’m glad you […]

The Comparison Game (a meditation on things that divide us)

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4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor […]