George Whitefield, Slavery, Southern Seminary, and the Gospel Project: Growing Southern Baptist Recognition

Last week, (Oct. 21-22), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary held the 8th Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference on Whitefield and the Great Awakening. This year celebrates the 300th anniversary of Whitefield's birth. Like many Evangelicals, Whitefield (1714-1770) has been a hero of mine as a leader of the First Great Awakening in the […]

GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!

Dave Miller on a Camel

It’s hump day! Also, it’s the day that our wandering Aramean has come home to the USA. But I can still just publish something without your review, right Dave?

There’s Always A Harold (by Tony Jones)

This post is authored by Tony Jones. Tony is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rich Hill, MO. He blogs at http://thespiritualwoodshed.com/. He lived next door to the church, just a few feet away from the front door. He bought his house before the church building was even built, and he had seen pastors […]

When the Devil Preaches the Gospel

If you are a believer in Jesus you’ve likely experienced seasons of accusation. Those are the terrible times when it feels as if we are cursed and gone astray. We feel condemned, wrecked, ruined, and that we have no hope of gaining salvation. I’ve had terrible seasons like this in my own life. This is […]

Death by Poverty

Kent Brantly: Recovered Nancy Writebol: Recovered Rick Sacra: Recovered Anonymous WHO Doctor: Recovered Ashoka Mukpo: Recovered Thomas Eric Duncan: Died Nina Pham: Recovered Amber Vinson: Recovered Craig Spencer: Ongoing Case Fatality Rate for African Ebola patients 70% Case Fatality Rate for American Ebola patients 11% The lone American fatality, Thomas Eric Duncan, was sent home […]

Why Are People Religious? Can Evolution Provide an Answer?

People are religious. Not “SOME people are religious.” People are religious. In every nook and cranny of this planet, among every race and in every tongue, in every culture and climate, there is prayer, there is ritual, there is religion. So pervasive is the religiosity of people that unbelieving scientist Jesse Bering has said, “I’ve […]

Whom Should Seminaries Educate?

This week, while I was away at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary attending our Fall Trustee Meeting, one of my church members received an important email from the seminary. Decades ago, when she was fresh out of college, she had served as a Journeyman to Brazil. She still remembers quite a bit of her Portuguese. She […]