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 […]

Gay marriage may not be all bad news

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling establishing gay marriage as a Constitutional right, many of us evangelicals are experiencing a wash of emotions. My initial response was one of fear. Fear that this will someday result in me being fired from my secular job like that fire chief in Atlanta. By my calculations I […]

Your work, pastor, as an agent of the state

“…by the authority vested in me as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the laws of this state…” Thus, thousands of Southern Baptist clergy complete a marriage ceremony by some fashion or wording invoking the authority granted them by the government, the state. How are you feeling about that now, brethren? I’ve done […]

My Top Ten Tips of Advice to a Church Walking Through a Scandal

My Top Ten Tips of Advice to a Church Walking Through a Scandal Sadly, it appears church after church is having to respond to immoral actions of pastors falling from grace. It deeply grieves me and causes me to really hurt for those churches. Young Christians and seekers become disillusioned and it can become a […]

Connecting the Dots

SBC Voices has been overwhelmingly fixated recently on questions of racial reconciliation. SBC Voices will be overwhelmingly fixated in the near future on same-sex marriage. I’m about to disengage from online media for a while in order to turn my attention to other tasks. This is a temporary vacation, not a retirement. But as a […]