Help, I Still Live in White America (by Tony Jones)

Tony Jones is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rich Hill, MO. Editor’s note: Rich Hill is on the southern end of the same county of my church (northern end). Rich Hill’s population is 95% white, and Bates County clocks in around 96% white. (Mike Bergman) I am, at this moment, sitting in […]

A Word from Baptist Global Response

I was delighted to see William Thornton’s post about Baptist Global Response on SBC Voices  — and the many positive comments that were made. I wanted to offer a word from BGR and open a line of communication for those who want to know more. Our mission statement says Baptist Global Response “connects people in […]

Is “Tribalism” a Threat to Your Church? (Joel Rainey)

Joel Rainey leads the Engagement Team for Evangelism and Missions at the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network. He is on the adjunct faculty of two seminaries, and the author of three books. He blogs at Themelios, where this was originally posted. Hopefully, it will surprise no one reading these words to discover that I’m a Baptist.  I […]

It’s Time to Love Baltimore (by Joel Rainey)

Joel Rainey leads the Engagement Team for Evangelism and Missions at the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network. He is on the adjunct faculty of two seminaries, and the author of three books. He blogs at Themelios, where this was originally posted. Human beings are, at one and the same time, created in God’s image and likeness, and […]

Behold (by Paul Thompson)

We strain the eyes to behold the things we cherish. This is why eye contact with a loved one is important. When I participate in wedding ceremonies my favorite thing to do while the bride is walking in is to get a good look and the groom… that man’s eyes are always fixed on his […]

A Good Evangelistic Invitation (by Trent Henderson)

Can I admit something?  I have typically feared the evangelistic sermon.  I have preached at camps, in revivals, in churches, and in other settings for about 20 years now.  And (please don’t vote me off the island) until this past year, I have always been uncomfortable with the evangelistic sermon. What changed?  I’m glad you […]

A Reply to Dr. Delman Coates (William Dwight McKissic, Sr.)

A REPLY TO DR. DELMAN COATES FROM PASTOR DWIGHT MCKISSIC, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF CONCERNED PASTORS APRIL 15, 2015   Dr. Coates, grace and peace to you in the Name of our Great King, Jesus Christ. Thanks for your thoughtful and thorough response to the National Baptist Concerned Pastors Press Release regarding […]