We’ve all probably seen the Facebook links, read the news, and rolled our eyes. Some guy somewhere with a YouTube account is claiming Starbucks’ plain red and green Christmas cups are a war against the Christian faith. Yawn, and bah-humbug to him. When Jesus prayed, “I have given them your word, and the world has […]
I have been finishing up a book (I’ll have an announcement in a day or two) that has been taking just about every spare minute of my time, so I was a little late to the “saga of the red cup.” Evidently, the people of Starbucks have sold their souls to Satan and are joining […]
A couple years ago we launched a 31 day challenge for husbands to be intentional about praying for their wives. We followed this up with a challenge to pray for sons, daughters, and for wives to pray for their husbands. We even partnered with Tim Challies to do a 31 Days of Purity challenge. You […]
A staple of the pastoral ministry is the ubiquity of doomsdayers, naysayers, and highly negative soothsayers. To wit: Epidemic of forced pastoral terminations! Thousands of pastors leaving ministry each month! Depression rampant among pastors! Pastors are overworked, underpaid, drowning in a sea of student debt! Average tenure of pastors is short, and unsweet! Toxic churches […]
I’m headed to the Baptist Convention of Iowa on Friday for our annual meeting in Des Moines. We will have a Pastor’s Banquet on Friday night with Dr. Jason Allen, a CP breakfast on Saturday with a fella named Frank Page, then our convention has been compacted into a one day event. I have a […]
I’m a pessimist at heart. It comes from my theology of humanity – it’s hard to read Romans 3 and trumpet the “human beings are basically good” mantra that the politicians love. We are sinners – born that way, live that way, and we die that way unless the Lord Jesus grabs our hearts. And […]
I am fully aware that the solution for America’s woes is spiritual, not political. But I have been thinking a lot about politics recently and so here are my thoughts. If you aren’t interested in politics, feel free to just ignore this one! Back on June 8, I wrote an article with a tongue in […]
The International Mission Board has had a financial shortfall. How should Southern Baptists respond? Let’s give more $ for the sake of spreading the gospel.