Dave Miller

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 […]

15 August by Dave Miller

Does Your Anchor Hold within the Veil (by Ken Hamrick)


Heb. 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…” (NKJV) Col. 1:27, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of […]

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┬áhave 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 […]

24 July by Dave Miller

Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far? Christians, Israel and the Middle East Conflict


I understand the angst that some feel about the love that many Christians have for Israel. I get it. We need to balance our perspective. God loves Palestinians as much as he loves Americans or Israelis. Jesus died for all. Standing with Israel does not mean that we ought to support or defend every action […]

12 July by Dave Miller

No, We Have NOT Shut Down


This is the fewest posts we’ve had at SBC Voices in a week since I took over this site about a hundred years ago. I apologize for the lack of diligence. I have been both lazy and busy. I guess I’m going through my normal post-SBC burnout phase. It tends to happen. Evidently, my crack […]