Dave Miller

27 August by Dave Miller

David Platt is the New IMB President


NOTE: Word is filtering out that perhaps the vote has NOT been taken yet and the announcement was accidental – perhaps materials were released prematurely. The vote may not have even been taken yet. I don’t know what is going on. Right now, things are unclear.¬† NEXT NOTE: Have received word that the official announcement, […]

22 August by Dave Miller

Maybe the SBC Isn’t for You?


I’ve been a regular attender of an SBC church since 9 months before I was born. It’s all I’ve known. I attended a Baptist-affiliated college, then after a brief and blessed stay at a conservative but non-denominational seminary, I graduated from SWBTS. I’m SBC born, SBC bred, and when I die I’ll be SBC dead. […]

21 August by Dave Miller

Observations on the Ferguson Tragedy


I do not know precisely what happened that tragic day when Officer Darrell Wilson shot Michael Brown to death. I’ve read some reports and watched some video, and gone back and forth thinking, “This is unconscionable police brutality and murder” to “Wow, what else could the officer do?” I don’t have all the facts, just […]

19 August by Dave Miller

Ice Buckets, Charity and Choices


I got challenged to pour a bucket of ice water on my head today, to help raise awareness (and funds, I guess) for ALS research. I’ve never really known anyone who had ALS, other than public figures, but I am aware of the disease – any lifelong Yankee fan knows about Lou Gehrig and the […]

4 August by Dave Miller

A Wake-up Call for Bloggers from Dr. Rainer


When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,but the one who controls his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19 Bloggers are word-people. Wise words. Foolish words. Harsh words. Gentle words. Destructive words. Encouraging words. Truth in love. Truth in anger. Twisted truth in obsession. Fun words. Demeaning words. Ridicule. Praise. Words of all kinds. But when […]

30 July by Dave Miller

Suicide, Christians and the Church: A Reflection


I can remember driving down the highway in Virginia in a state of depression. I’ve slipped into depression – probably a milder form than many¬†have experienced – two or three times in my life. One was during my first pastorate, back in the late 80s. Every Saturday I’d get a copy of the Richmond newspaper […]

29 July by Dave Miller

Pray for the Caners. JUST Pray!

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Word has begun to leak out about the tragedy that has come upon the Ergun Caner family. Braxton Caner, the 15 year-old son of Ergun Caner, has committed suicide, according to reports that have become public. I know from experience the devastation that suicide brings in families, though the loss of a child must multiply […]