I am old enough to have played dodgeball before it was declared unhealthy to children’s self-esteem. I have watched with dismay as many in our midst have played what seems to me to be a form of dodgeball with issues related to racial reconciliation. Let me be clear. I believe with all my heart that […]
Religion Dispatches published an article yesterday entitled “The Southern Baptist ‘All Lives Matter’ Approach to Racial Reconciliation is Spiritual Malpractice.” In that article, they mentioned SBC Voices a couple of times, which is always flattering. Unfortunately, their comments showed either ignorance of what has been written here, an intent to deceive people, or a simple […]
Compassion International was one of our sponsors this year at the Pastors Conference and we came to appreciate their ministry. SBC Church Partnership – Pastor Bruce Frank from Compassion International on Vimeo. Consider their wonderful ministry as a possibility for your church.
I wrote on this recently concerning the SBC’s statistical struggles, and have addressed the topic several times through the years. My thoughts are developing. As long as Baptists, the ACP, and the Annual Meeting exist, and I’m around, I’ll likely keep thinking about this and perhaps reflecting on it. It is truly a Baptist topic! […]
When we decided to run for the Pastors’ Conference, it wasn’t even clear who the candidate would be. We had an idea that we liked, discussed, and agreed to, but it was only after several long discussions that we arrived at the decision that my name would be at the top. As they continually pointed […]
Joel Rainey is the lead pastor of Covenant Church in Shepherdstown, WV. For more than 4 decades, I’ve been in denial. It’s not as though the signs weren’t there for me to heed. My mother has been on blood pressure meds for three of those decades. My grandmother died of a sudden heart attack due […]
Dwight McKissic was at our Voices pizza dinner today (wonderful time, thanks Adam) and he was a bit stirred up. Oh, he was his normal self, but wounded by battle with the Resolutions Committee. He tried to bring his resolution on the alt-right out of the trash bin and was told in front of everyone […]