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18 August by Guest Blogger

What Fathers and Mothers Need to Know about Ferguson (William Dwight McKissic, Sr.)


What Fathers and Mothers Need to Know About Ferguson Psalm 78:5-7 By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. On Saturday, August 9, about 2:15 p.m., a shooting took place in Ferguson, Missouri, that will forever be etched on the collective psyches of all Americans. Ferguson, Missouri, was not on the radar screen of most Americans until the […]

15 August by Guest Blogger

An Irreverent look at our pastor search process: part 2 (by William Thornton)


William Thornton is the SBC Plodder The second of two parts on the perpetually discussed topic of pastor/staff search committees. You can’t trust the committee and they can’t trust you Let’s see. A pastor/staff or prospective pastor/staff is a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, called into a lifetime of vocational Christian service, willing to […]

13 August by Guest Blogger

An irreverent look at our pastor search process, Part 1 (By William Thornton)


William Thornton is the SBC Plodder. I had a guy in one of my churches who was a sausage maker and I made a pastoral visit to him while he was hard at work. There they sat, pans and pans of blood, guts, and porcine body parts I had never seen and didn’t recognize. I […]

12 August by Guest Blogger

President Obama, Iraq, and the Christian Response (by Adam Blosser)


Adam Blosser is the pastor of Drakes Branch Baptist Church, in Drakes Branch, Virginia, and blogs at One True Joy.  My heart is heavy this morning as I consider the current situation in Iraq.  It is a mess no matter which way you slice it.  It really doesn’t matter whether you supported President George W. Bush’s […]

5 August by Guest Blogger

Ebola, Donald Trump, and the Gospel of Christ (by Adam Blosser)


Over the weekend, Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets weighing in on the current Ebola crisis. The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014 "@BigBoie7531: To all the liberal […]

25 July by Guest Blogger

10 Ways the Evangelical Church Has Lost Its Curb Appeal (by David Manner)


Dr. David W. Manner is the Associate Executive Director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. He blogs at . You can follow him on Twitter:  @dwmanner.  Most potential homebuyers decide whether or not to check out the interior of a house or take it seriously as a home prospect for their family based on its […]

17 July by Guest Blogger

Theology Thursday: Our Approach to Scripture, and to Culture (by Joel Rainey)


Joel Rainey is the Director of Missions at Mid-Maryland Baptist Association, an adjunct professor at Capital Bible Seminary and blogs at Themelios (Twitter - @joelrainey).  This week, I’m teaching a doctoral seminar atSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary on current issues affecting the church.  Western evangelicalism faces an increasing number of challenges when it comes to engaging its surrounding culture in a […]