The Center Of Our Lives

Here is something to consider: Every Christian tradition is defined by certain doctrines and events that shapes their Christian. In other words, we all have something that we turn to in answering the question, “Where does God meet with His people to speak to them?” Or, “What means or method has God chosen to come and speak to his […]

The Problem Is Greater than Same-Sex Marriage (Paul Thompson)

Paul Thompson blogs at “The Bridge.”  There is not shortage of places or people weighing in on the legalization of same-sex marriages. Crimes against nature are no small matter, and now it is legal and celebrated. But this is not the only matter weighing the nation in the balance of danger. I get that unbelievers don’t […]

Pondering Our Times (Jerry Corbaley)

We still have the promises of God intact. We can, perhaps, be as thankful for 1 Timothy 2:1-3 as we should have been all of our lives. Why do Christians expect more than that in this world? We still have tolerance for religious freedom. How has it ever been more than tolerance for idolatry? We […]

My Unqualified Opinion on the Shrinking SBC

There are many experts on church health and church growth who work for the convention,  Lifeway,  state offices and parachurch ministries who I am sure have a list of reasons why the SBC is Shrinking.   I want to share one thought with you today.   I’ve been part of a handful of churches both as […]

C.S. Lewis on Same-Sex Marriage

C.S. Lewis was not a Baptist, but he is held in high regard throughout Christendom for his books and writings. I remembered this quote from Mere Christianity when I was thinking through the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday. I doubt Lewis would have been scandalized by the ruling. I wonder if he might even have […]

Enjoying God through Creation


The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. ~ Psalm 19:1 (ESV) Some of my favorite spots are in the midst of nature. One is the Current River in southern Missouri—a place where miles of protected land and waters meander through the hills and bluffs. Yes, especially on the […]