SBC Voices Contributors: Fire When Ready

I’m going off grid for about a little more than a week. I’m leaving first thing in the morning for a BCI Pastors’ Tour to the Holy Land, with a group of (wait for it) BCI Pastors and their wives. Jenni is traveling with me this time – I promised her last year after I […]

I Like Simple Weddings (And I Cannot Lie!)

(Okay, I apologize for that title.) I’m preparing for a BCI Pastor’s trip to Israel next week, but I saw this infographic that buttressed something I’ve been saying for about 267 years, and I thought I would write a few brief thoughts for you to discuss.  I don’t really have time for this, and this […]

Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hills Church

Here is a copy of the resignation letter Mark Driscoll sent to his elders yesterday.   October 14, 2014 Michael Van Skaik Chairman, Board of Advisors and Accountability Mars Hill Church Dear Michael: By God’s grace I have pastored Mars Hill Church for 18 years. Today, also by God’s grace, and with the full support […]

Houston’s Mayor and Religious Freedom

I’ve been busy trying to get caught up on some work before I head out of the country next week – won’t be writing much. But since this discussion broke out on another comment stream, I thought I should put up a forum for discussion of the issue here. According to the Houston Chronicle, it […]

One Good Lesson from “Left Behind”

There is so much NOT to like about the new “Left Behind” movie starring Nicholas Cage. Of course, first among them is the theological framework from which the movie springs. In our current SBC world, most reject premillennial, pretribulational eschatology. Many disdain it, quite a few ridicule it and some have labelled it a heresy. […]

Get Used to Gay Marriage: The Supreme Court Hath Spoken

Sometimes, by refusing to speak, you can shout pretty loudly. In what seems to be to many a surprise, the Supreme Court has refused to even consider appeals by states that had bans against homosexual marriage against court rulings that declared them unconstitutional. This, in effect, makes homosexual marriage the constitutionally-approved law of the land. […]

C’mon, Man, Name Some Names! Should We Blog Generally or Specifically?

Yesterday, Jared Moore submitted a post called, “Do You Desire Revenge or Repentance?’ focusing on a phenomenon I have seen often in blogging. As Jared admitted, there is a biblical place for correction and calls to repentance, but I’ve seen that go way overboard – and often. I’ve observed “discernment bloggers” go postal on those […]

Brewton-Parker Gains Rehearing of Accreditation

NOTE: I publish this as a newsworthy story about a Georgia Baptist College. This is not a springboard for a foodfight about the president of the college or others who work there. The focus is the accreditation of BPC and nothing else. Eyes on the ball, folks.  On June 19. 2014, the Board of Trustees […]