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


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 […]