28 August by Mike Bergman

Do we believe that God is in this?


Today (8.27.2014) the IMB trustees announced that they had selected David Platt to be the next president of our International Mission Board. Concerns were raised before hand, and upon the announcement came both expressions of praise and concern: praise for his passion for missions and the glory of God in the salvation of the lost; […]

27 August by Bart Barber

David Platt is MY new IMB President


The International Mission Board is reporting that Dr. David Platt is the new president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. I had opposed his election. He now has my support. Here’s why: According to our system, I had my say. The trustees had the opportunity to give full consideration to the […]

27 August by Dave Miller

David Platt is the New IMB President


NOTE: Word is filtering out that perhaps the vote has NOT been taken yet and the announcement was accidental – perhaps materials were released prematurely. The vote may not have even been taken yet. I don’t know what is going on. Right now, things are unclear.  NEXT NOTE: Have received word that the official announcement, […]

26 August by Ethan Moore

Attrition Rates in the IMB


As with any large organization, IMB keeps a careful eye on employee turnover.  After all, hiring new workers costs money due to the selection process, training, and initial deployment.  Keeping experienced workers provides continuity and a pool of skillful knowledge.  Loss rates can demonstrate organizational health, morale, financial concerns, and employee population changes. IMB divides […]

26 August by Ben Simpson

What I Wish I Knew When I Went to College


All across America, freshmen are heading to college campuses and class for the first time.  They be getting their matriculation on!  They are bright-eyed, nervous, and excited about all they’re going to experience and learn during the years ahead.  That’s how I was back in 1998.  I was so eager for someone to fill my head […]

25 August by Mike Leake

The Song of Broken Bones


It was only supposed to take a moment. I would walk across the street—change my shoes—and then get back to being Michaelangelo the ninja turtle. Just as I was putting on my left shoe, I heard the most terrible scream of pain coming from across the street. My compadre, Raphael the ninja turtle, had fallen […]

25 August by Bart Barber

When to Go to the Mattresses in Blogging


Jus ad bellum is the Latin phrase used to describe that aspect of just-war theory dealing with how to know when your beef with someone is significant enough to justify going to war. With this post I hope to consider how to know when you are justified to sally forth to blogging warfare (or, to […]