Ten Things You Probably Did Not Know About Lottie Moon

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Lottie Moon, missionary to China from 1873 to her death in 1912, is the most famous person in Southern Baptist history. Our largest offering, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, is named for her. In time, her life came to be mythologized by Southern Baptists and her name invoked in order to raise […]

I Usually Hate Comparative Outrage Arguments, But….

It usually gets under my skin when I see it. Someone writes about an issue of social injustice in America and instead of engaging the merits of the issue a pro-life Christian simply responds with the abortion-juke (the pro-life iteration of the omnipresent Jesus-juke). “Why are you so upset about this when millions of babies […]

The Biblical Case for Religious Liberty

I am doggedly committed to the idea of universal religious liberty not because it is American or self-serving but because it is biblical. As a pastor, I am obligated to follow the Word of God even when doing so puts me at odds with contemporary public opinion. When the day comes that I do not […]

As the Pendulum Swings: Family First

History tends to follow pendulum swings. The church is not immune. As finite and sinful human beings we have a tendency to bounce from one extreme to another—dancing around the truth along the way. I’ve got a handful of pendulum swings that I’d like to address. Today I want to address one that I’ve termed […]

The Church Planter’s Library by Thomas L. Law, III

Tom served as missionary church planter for 21+ years with the Foreign/International Mission Board before becoming the Executive Director of Tarrant Baptist Association – Fort Worth, Texas. After retiring, he served as the Interim Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa. Each of the churches he helped start in Paraguay was an attempt to […]

The Accidental Mentor

“I’m in a real pickle, and I don’t relish it.”  – Matthew I’ll go ahead and remove the suspense: Matthew died this weekend. He served as a pastor, bookshop curator, minister, chaplain, missionary, and friend. Matthew never set out to be anyone’s mentor, but he was mine. He came along when I most needed someone […]