Meditation on Ezekiel 21:1

It is easy when reading the Bible to overlook many magnificent things that are contained within. We know and yet often forget that what is said in the Scripture, if they are true, is truly astonishing. One astonishing truth occurs in the short verse of Ezekiel 21:1: “The word of the LORD came to me.” […]

“Well, I sometimes get mad…”

…so the prospective pastor told the search committee in answer to the second of the pair of questions that every search committee asks. The first question was, “What is your strong point?” “Preaching, I suppose” answered the candidate. Fair enough. The man might indeed be Spurgeon or he might be unable to preach his way […]

My Word of Advice

It’s graduation season,  and all over the country,  people are getting ready to attend graduation parties,  ceremonies and activities. Kindergarteners with their construction paper mortar boards,  High School Seniors getting class rings and tassels,  College grads getting ready for the next chapter.   It seems like yesterday I was graduating from Seminary,  where does the […]

The real question about the future of SBC missions

World Missions Background

This past week, the IMB trustees adopted revised policies for personnel and shared their intent to empower “limitless teams of missionaries to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached people.” Part of the impact of the move was that it reversed previous policies including those enacted a decade ago that controversially narrowed the doctrinal parameters […]

IMB Policies: Breathe, Folks – This Is NOT a Cataclysm!

In another shining example of the sad state of modern Christian news reporting, “Religion News Service” issued a report that would lead one to believe that the next President of the SBC might well Benny Hinn and that David Platt will be seeking missions advice from the Kansas City Prophets as he leads the IMB. […]