Whereas any act of sexual predation is a sin and an abomination, and many acts of sexual predation constitute crimes; and, Whereas all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands have laws requiring certain professionals to report suspected sexual abuse of […]
God’s people gathered across denominations bound by a common theology, multiple sermons over a few days that are relevant and theologically robust, glorious music saturated with expressions of the sovereignty of God, great times of fellowship with other pastors over good food, being together in a room filled with a sense of the very presence […]
I have to admit, it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Millicent Phillips got pranked by her brothers recently after having her wisdom teeth pulled. While still on anesthesia, they convince her that a zombie apocalypse had taken place and they drove her around asking her questions. It is comic gold. Honestly, her […]
SBC This Week’s podcast from Friday had an interview with JD Greear, the first of the presidential candidates for the SBC to announce. It is worth your time to listen. Keep an eye on that site. Future podcasts will include interviews with Steve Gaines and David Crosby as well. (from their “about” section) SBC This […]
The GCR was a failure. The GCR was a waste of time. The GCR was a backroom deal proven by the sealing of their documents. It has become almost a truism in certain circles of Southern Baptist life that the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, the Report they produced, and that which has resulted from […]
The Freedom From Religion Foundation lost their earlier challenge but is taking another shot. FFRF renews ‘David and Goliath’ IRS challenge Same song…just another verse. Interestingly, the FFRF press release includes a quote from your humble and plodding blogger: “The manner in which our housing allowance has been used borders on clergy malpractice,” William Thornton, […]
I’ve been voting since Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford in 1976 (yeah, I’m old). This is my eleventh presidential cycle and it was to be my tie-breaker. I’ve voted for the winner 5 times and for the loser 5 times. Though I’m told that I’m the most liberal Southern Baptist since Jimmy Carter, I’ve […]
Today in evangelicalism, cessationism is often dismissed without serious consideration. Here are 4 common myths presented about cessationism that simply are not true.