The Jurassic Park Within All of Us (Andrew Green)

Andrew Green is pastor of First Baptist Church in Marble Hill, MO.  In 1993 I still remember going to my cousin’s house and watching Jurassic Park. As a ten year old boy I remember sitting in awe as the mighty T-Rex attacked the two SUV’s filled with people and upon hearing the roar of the […]

Living in John Bunyan’s “Vanity Fair” (Paul Thompson)

This was originally published at “The Bridge” – Paul’s blog. It is the allegorical ancient town of Vanity Fair that John Bunyan describes an atmosphere where  “jugglings, cheats, games, plays, fools, apes, knaves, rogues, and that of all sorts,” were happening all day and all night.  As well as, “thefts, murders, adulteries, false-swearers, and that […]

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 […]