It Just Ain’t Right: Hiding Sin Solves NOTHING!

Let me lead off this post by saying that in my involvement with the SBC, I’ve seen some of God’s great servants doing great service to our Great God under the SBC banner. It is easy to look at the problems and despair – I’ve been at that precipice – and become one of those […]

David Platt’s IMB Report: When the Deficit Discussion Began

A couple of people have said, “Why is this the first we are hearing about this?” There is one answer. Because you didn’t listen to David Platt’s wonderful, home run, blisteringly passionate, (yes) radical statement at the SBC in Columbus. The fact that the SBC is deficit spending was his OPENING POINT. He led off […]

FAQs related to IMB Organizational Reset

Here is an addendum to the previous post. I don’t know who the “Editor” is – I guess it is IMB personnel.  Editor’s note: International Mission Board leaders have outlined a plan to address IMB’s revenue shortfalls and complete a reset of the organization in order to move forward into the future with innovative vision, […]

Ashley Madison: The Storm IS Coming…There IS a Harbor!

I have been assured by people who know that the Ashley Madison data dump may well be an EF5 tornado blowing through Christian churches and denominations, including my beloved SBC. In the last few days, I’ve been told things that turn my stomach. In the last few hours, I’ve heard things that make my heart […]

The Organized Church (by John Wylie)

John Wylie, a frequent commenter here, is from Springer, OK.  There is a dual definition to the term church. One is the corporate body of Christ and the other is the local assembly. Those local assemblies were organized. There is a move away from what some call the “organized church” in our day, they say […]

Zero (Thomas Law)

This was a presentation I made to the Capital (Oklahoma City, OK) Baptist Association pastors conference on July 13, 2015. I was asked to work it up as a blog for the Church Planting website of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. It was posted on their website in two sections on August 10th and […]

Josh Duggar, Hypocrisy, and the Extrapolation Fallacy

Well, I guess Josh Duggar won the not-so-desirable prize.  When I saw the reports that the Ashley Madison website hackers were finally releasing the information they had stolen, one of my first thoughts was that it was likely that a few well-known Christian names were likely to appear on the list. Some pastors, Christians celebrities, […]