The Good Life: Enjoyment

Here is a question that I have often wondered about our current world: Is it possible to enjoy something merely for what it is and not for what its outcome will be or what good it serves? Are there some things that are enjoyable just because they are good and you need not explain why? It’s […]

God, Don’t Bless America: Thoughts on the 2015 State of the Union Address

Last night President Obama gave his annual State of the Union Address. The occasion undoubtedly aroused political gurus and, well, everyone on social media to parse the speech whilst sharing their thoughts. There is always a torrent of talking points, but there is one line that is included in every State of the Union Speech that I think deserves more attention […]

So, You Want to Change the SBC?

There are a lot of people who are very upset about the direction of the SBC – different people have different complaints and we’ve all got some, I’m sure. I just had a long twitter exchange with a man who asked the question why LifeWay was still selling a book after there was resolution passed […]

Dr. Ergun Caner Has Resigned at Brewton-Parker College

Dr. Caner has announced his resignation. I will copy the text of both his resignation letter below and the resolution of the trustees of the college, from Peter Lumpkin’s press release. ***************** In an early morning meeting with the full trustee board of Brewton-Parker College, Dr. Ergun Caner briefly addressed the packed room informing them […]

The SBC, Leadership, and Criticism

On the nearly interminable red-eye flight from Dakar, Senegal to Dulles yesterday, I watched the movie Invictus to pass the time. It is the story of Nelson Mandela, the Springbok Rugby team of South Africa, and the 1995 Rugby World Cup. After the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1990, Mandela was released from […]

Read the Bible and Do What It Says

I’ve been hanging out with Koulandiso Tendeng this week (you know him as Dave Miller) in Africa. We’ve spent the week together sharing the gospel and trying to plant churches. I’ve got to die someday: I really hope I die someday doing something like this rather than playing Bejeweled Blitz. It scares me sometimes to […]

The Good Life: Gatherings

In the last week our family has had a handful of family or friends gatherings that we have been invited to and each one has been enjoyable for all involved. Quite often these days the gatherings are birthday parties for relatives and close friends. When you have smaller children, and in the case of my […]