David Platt has reported what appears to be a case in which an apparently dead man came back to life while believers were praying for him and sharing the gospel in his village.
I have a reputation in the world of blogging for being long-winded, even though most of you have not had much, if any, opportunity to hear a sermon of mine. The average Bart Barber sermon lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. That’s shorter than some of the preaching I heard in my growing-up years and […]
Not because past Pastors’ Conferences have been bad. They haven’t. We’ve been blessed. Not because mega-church pastors are power-hungry prima donnas who won’t share with the other kiddies. They aren’t, and if any of us think that way, we ought to examine our own hearts and make sure there aren’t bad, green-eyed things living in […]
In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting there are already people claiming this event as justification to set aside American religious liberty. Some of this is demagoguery; some of it is a well-meaning attempt to sort out feasible options in the face of terror. Much of the latter portion proceeds from misunderstandings about the nature […]
The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is a business meeting. That’s a simple, indisputable, “duh” sort of statement, but it is sometimes easy to forget in the midst of all of the other things that accompany the Annual Meeting. Sometimes people allege that the business aspect of the meeting is entirely “in the […]
The Christian Index is just six years shy of its bicentennial—the oldest religious newspaper in the Western Hemisphere, I believe. Dr. Gerald Harris has been the editor of this newspaper since 2003 and has steered the paper through an era that has perhaps offered more challenges to The Christian Index (by virtue of what the […]
It looks like attendance at the SBC Annual Meeting will be higher this year. Why? I’d like to think that Southern Baptists know a good baseball city when they see it, and therefore have a hankering to get to St. Louis, but that’s probably not it (especially this year!). I think the number one factor […]