Review of Help My Unbelief By Barnabas Piper

I’m convinced that doubt has become a sexy virtue in our culture. Our generation has rightly understood that the Bible invites us to an authentic expression of doubt. But we’ve wrongly assumed that being in a state of doubt is an attractive virtue or somehow the summit of Christian experience this side of Eden. I […]

IMB Questions (Thomas L Law)

As we continue to work through the issue of the IMB drawdown of its personnel there are a couple of issues which I think need further attention. Administration Based on the material that is being presented it would seem that 80% of the IMB budget is spent on personnel while 20% is spent in support […]

Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther (by Ken Hamrick)

Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is well done and gives an informative summary of the various arguments and supposed problems of the Young-Earth Creationism movement. After reading it, I must say […]

IMB crisis…more thoughts and opinions

In my humble and plodding view, nothing in recent SBC history deserves as much attention, discussion, and prayer as does our International Mission Board’s announcement that 600-800 missionary positions must be cut. So… 1. The IMB has moved from a high water mark of 5,600 missions personnel to the present 4,800 between 2006 and now, […]

A prayer for every day


The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” ~ Luke 17:5 The Christian life is built on the foundation of faith. It is by faith we are saved and it is by faith we are to live each day as followers of Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 10:36-39). Faith starts with belief, specifically a belief […]

Thoughts on IMB’s new plan

Having read what’s available on this and some of the discussion here are some things to ponder: To me, the IMB has been more open in laying out the facts and figures on this than they have in the past, perhaps because of the severity of the crisis I’d speculate. There are almost 100 trustees who will […]

It Just Ain’t Right: Hiding Sin Solves NOTHING!

Let me lead off this post by saying that in my involvement with the SBC, I’ve seen some of God’s great servants doing great service to our Great God under the SBC banner. It is easy to look at the problems and despair – I’ve been at that precipice – and become one of those […]