Spanking, Abuse and Modern Families

Those who take the Bible as the authoritative, inerrant Word of God are caught between a rock and a hard place: The Rock:    Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the […]

How (Much) to Pay the Preacher

In the discussions this week of the pastor’s housing allowance there was a constant refrain of criticism of pastors who make too much money. William has raised this from time to time because some highly paid pastors have used the housing allowance to provide multi-million dollar homes and to even try to buy vacation homes […]

Let’s Stop the Stupid! Dealing with Viral News Hoaxes

Did you hear the latest news? There are 11 missing planes in the Middle East that will likely be used in a 9/11 style terrorist attack. Tupac Shakur, thought to be dead, has been in hiding and recently resurfaced Casey Anthony, the woman acquitted by the courts (though convicted by public opinion) of killing her […]

In Defense of US Military Intervention

I am definitely straying outside my area of expertise here. Foreign policy is complicated today. It was always complicated, but our modern world with all the wars and rumors of wars that abound is a minefield to negotiate. I do not pretend to have an authoritative word to end debate but an opinion to open […]

At Midwestern 9/2/2014

I was blessed to speak at chapel at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday. I didn’t realize they were doing video (remember the camera adds 135 pounds!). Anyway, here is the video if anyone is interested.  

Louisiana College Back in SACS Hot Water

Another Baptist college has run afoul of the accrediting agency SACS. In a letter dated July 9. 2014, SACS has alleged non-compliance with their Principles of Accreditation in at least 6 areas and Louisiana College now bears the burden of proving why its membership in SACS should not be withdrawn. They are back on SACS […]

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, […]

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. […]