Sad Revelations at Brewton Parker

Just 10 days ago, on January 20, we published the news, based on the BPC press release, that Ergun Caner had stepped down as president of Brewton-Parker College in Georgia so that he could heal as a result of the tragedy that had befallen his family. In that article, we asked people to pray for the Caner […]

So, You Want to Change the SBC?

There are a lot of people who are very upset about the direction of the SBC – different people have different complaints and we’ve all got some, I’m sure. I just had a long twitter exchange with a man who asked the question why LifeWay was still selling a book after there was resolution passed […]

Dr. Ergun Caner Has Resigned at Brewton-Parker College

Dr. Caner has announced his resignation. I will copy the text of both his resignation letter below and the resolution of the trustees of the college, from Peter Lumpkin’s press release. ***************** In an early morning meeting with the full trustee board of Brewton-Parker College, Dr. Ergun Caner briefly addressed the packed room informing them […]

The SBC, Leadership, and Criticism

On the nearly interminable red-eye flight from Dakar, Senegal to Dulles yesterday, I watched the movie Invictus to pass the time. It is the story of Nelson Mandela, the Springbok Rugby team of South Africa, and the 1995 Rugby World Cup. After the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1990, Mandela was released from […]

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up: SBC Voices Isn’t Dead

I hear a lot about the death of blogging. I think it’s wishful thinking. Sometimes I would echo that wish. But I haven’t abandoned my post. I’ve neglected the site for the last month or so, and the next two weeks are going to be even worse. I’m leaving tomorrow evening after prayer service for […]

On Small, Struggling Churches: What Makes a Church Effective?

Recently, I read an article with which I agreed almost entirely, Ed Stetzer’s “Some Churches Should Die and Stay Dead.” But as I read the article I found myself in an odd position. I was reacting negatively, viscerally, to the article – even though I could find no essential disagreement. I felt defensive and couldn’t really […]

A Picture of the Real Jesus (Revelation 1)

(I do a daily devotional for my church members. We are doing a “through the Bible in one year” reading, and I write some thoughts on one of the passages. I thought some of the readers here might enjoy this one today.) Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child; Pity my simplicity, […]