If David Platt Is Going to Be THAT Kind of Leader….

…then the IMB is going to be in pretty good hands. If you can get past the cacophony of naysayers questioning every decision he makes, turning every action he takes into some kind of portent of evil, and if you examine the actions he has taken in his short tenure as president of the International […]

A Letter from David Platt to the SBC Family

This letter has been released by the IMB to the “SBC Family” from David Platt. It is well worth your time to read. I appreciate his spirit, his transparency, and his willingness to deal with tough issues. September 4, 2015 Dear SBC Family, By now many of you may have heard that last week, IMB […]

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, […]