Concerning the Galilee Griggs Memorial District Association of Baptist (by Wm Dwight McKissic, Sr)

WHY THE GALILEE GRIGGS MEMORIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION OF BAPTIST CHURCHES EXISTS By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. Servant/Moderator of the GGMDABC And Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Arlington, TX Impacting the Next Generation for the Kingdom Psalm 145:4 I. INTRODUCTION AND TESTIMONIAL Jesus established the church in order for the church to represent His Kingdom on […]

No One Prepared Me for the Loneliness (by Tony Jones)

This post is authored by Tony Jones. Tony is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rich Hill, MO. He blogs at When I was a music minister, it seemed I was always surrounded by people.  There was always someone there, in part, because music ministers are always part of a staff of ministers […]

Sorry, but that MDiv is not a paying investment (William Thornton)

The SBC Plodder is back with his customary incisive analysis of all things SBC. LifeWay and Baptist Press do a good job this time of the year in researching and writing about clergy salaries. BP’s story about pastor salaries not keeping pace with inflation is a good example. According to LifeWay’s 2014 Clergy Compensation Survey, […]

“Your Comment Contains Profanity” (Paul Thompson)

Paul Thompson blogs at the Bridge. Unfortunately, evidently he also needs his mouth washed out with soap! The childhood fear of having my mouth washed out with soap haunted me this evening as I was responding to some push back from mycolumn this morning in the Times-News. I’m thankful for the opportunity to write a […]

When Those Who Preach Don’t Know God (Paul Thompson)

Paul Thompson blogs at “The Bridge.”  Today (October9, 2014) at 5 p.m., mountain time, we will know what the courts will say in regard to Idaho’s defense of marriage. In the mean time I’ve received messages like this in response to my calling the church (Eastside Baptist) to prayer. “OK, well in my place of […]

Designated giving UP; Cooperative Program giving DOWN for 2013-2014 (William Thornton)

William Thornton is the SBC Plodder. The SBC Executive Committee has closed the books on the fiscal year 2013-2014 and Baptist Press reports that “The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year 0.76% below last year’s contributions and missed its Cooperative Program allocation budgeted projection of $191.5 million by 2.58%…” Here are the relevant figures […]