2 Timothy 1:6-7 Fan into flame the gift God does not give us fear, does not encourage sloth, does not allow retreat. We must fan into flame the gift, the power of the Spirit. We must take the initiative to fan the flame. To Timothy, this was not a rebuke but a reminder. The flame […]
The evening is culminating with dessert and a panel discussion. Patterson – optimistic about the future of the church. History of Christianity is a rise and a fall. Just when you think things are dead, theres a 95 theses or a new missionary movement. We need to rejoice in what God is doing. Allen: references […]
Twelve Perspectives for Coming Generations 1. Talking about the Gospel is as removed from evangelism as talking about driving is from racing in the Indy 500. We like to talk about the gospel but we are unwilling often to do the grinding work of telling the lost about Christ. A witnessing church is the product […]
After a great meal (healthy, tasty, and won’t bust my calorie counter!) we sat around the dinner table and one of my favorite men stepped to the podium. Dr. Frank Page. First, Dr. Allen gave background on the symposium, defining the questions that face us – about cooperative ministry. Then, he introduced Dr. Page. NOTE: […]
If you ask 100 Southern Baptists, “What should LifeWay Christian Resources sell?” you will not get a consensus. I hope I’ve offered a feasible solution here.
Dr. Jason Allen is doing an amazing job as president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Today and tomorrow, he and the seminary are hosting a Triennial Symposium on the future of the SBC and the challenges it faces today. The list of speakers is pretty impressive. In addition to Dr. Allen, the speakers will include […]
Amuse yourself with over 28,000 articles on “death of denominations” and then do some sober thinking about the closest thing to a denomination to the average Southern Baptist pastor: his state convention. Our beloved International Mission Board might be the latest to implement severe cuts in employment levels. Their August bombshell declared that 600-800 personnel […]
Amy Whitfield and Jonathan Howe have a new podcast called “SBC This Week” in which they discuss news and current events in the Southern Baptist Convention. This week’s podcast includes an interview with David Platt in which Jonathan asked Dr. Platt some of the questions Southern Baptists have been asking him on blogs and in […]