It Ain’t About the Benjamins

The nation’s economy is in a crunch.  Unemployment rates are high, gas is high, utilities are high, the dollar is falling…translate this to church and the SBC: giving is down and the Cooperative Program is down.  Many churches are having to slash budgets (including mine—our budget year ends the last day of June and it […]

An Honor, a Privilege, an Enigma, and a Challenge

So the other day Pastor Dave here at SBCVoices emails me a username and password, and welcomes me as a Contributor to the site.  I am, of course, honored and find it a great privilege.  Yet there is something of an enigma to it all, like being given an honorary degree at a university I […]

Inform the People! An Open Letter to Baptist Press

Dear Baptist Press, I thank you for the good work you do.  I’m going to be critical of you here, and I know that is not pleasant.  I know what it is like to have your words, your ideas, your thoughts publicly derided.  It does not feel good.  I thank you good folks for what […]

Paige Patterson’s Decision to Speak Alongside Glenn Beck

There has been a large outcry at Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s decision to allow the controversial, Mormon Glenn Beck speak at Liberty University’s 2010 Commencement. What hasn’t gotten near as much publicity is the fact that Paige Patterson chose to speak on the same stage with Beck. I remember a major uproar over John Piper inviting […]

Will the Real SBC Majority Please Stand Up?

We are in Orlando determining the direction of the SBC for many years to come. We will elect a president who will guide us for the next couple of years. That may not be our most crucial decision, but it will reveal something about who we are. We will vote on several motions. I think […]

SEBTS’ The Gospel Comes to Life Conference

Read Nathan Finn’s live blog notes: 20/20 Conference, Plenary Session V: Danny Akin 20/20 Conference, Plenary Session IV: Bill Brown 20/20 Conference, Session III: Mark Driscoll 20/20 Conference, Plenary Session II: C. J. Mahaney 20/20 Conference, Plenary Session I: Mark Driscoll I’m not sure if they will be posting audio, but watch for it here.

When Money Is Tight The WMU Leads By Example

The posted a story today about cutbacks at the Woman’s Missionary Union. It was reported that they won’t ask for additional donations for operating costs. Instead they are slashing personnel expense. The article mentions unpaid furlough for employees, a hiring freeze, no raises, and pension cuts. This is a strong contrast from the “bailout” […]