A couple of people have said, “Why is this the first we are hearing about this?” There is one answer. Because you didn’t listen to David Platt’s wonderful, home run, blisteringly passionate, (yes) radical statement at the SBC in Columbus. The fact that the SBC is deficit spending was his OPENING POINT. He led off […]
Here is an addendum to the previous post. I don’t know who the “Editor” is – I guess it is IMB personnel. Editor’s note: International Mission Board leaders have outlined a plan to address IMB’s revenue shortfalls and complete a reset of the organization in order to move forward into the future with innovative vision, […]
(This is the full text from the press release that has just come out from the IMB – thought you might be interested. More information is coming. This appears to be BIG.) Summary: IMB leaders outline plan for innovative vision, wise stewardship and high accountability. By IMB staff RICHMOND, Va.—International Mission Board leaders have outlined […]
It has been a difficult year for fans of the TLC’s celebrity Duggar family. The show “19 Kids and Counting” reaches a lot of constituencies. Quiverfull fecundity fans, conservative Evangelicals, Arkansans, debt-avoiding coupon-clippers, and hash-brown casserole fans all alike can find something entertaining in the show. Alongside all of these, the show also has a […]
What is your reasoning for leaving one church for another or for starting a new church? Church planter, are you more like Martin Luther or Joseph Smith?
I have been assured by people who know that the Ashley Madison data dump may well be an EF5 tornado blowing through Christian churches and denominations, including my beloved SBC. In the last few days, I’ve been told things that turn my stomach. In the last few hours, I’ve heard things that make my heart […]
It really should be easier to trust God. But we are silly creatures and so trusting the Almighty is difficult. Of course if he only asked us to do tiny things then it wouldn’t be as tough. But God doesn’t make small promises—he makes big promises that blow our minds and require big trust. Richard […]
John Wylie, a frequent commenter here, is from Springer, OK. There is a dual definition to the term church. One is the corporate body of Christ and the other is the local assembly. Those local assemblies were organized. There is a move away from what some call the “organized church” in our day, they say […]