Is Name Calling Biblical?

There is something I’ve been pondering I would like to share with you. If you would share your feedback.  Is it ok to call people things that are less than flattering? Is it ok, permissible to call out or be  rude in a serious or confrontational situation? Here is the basis for my question, in a […]

7 Things We Sacrifice When We Succumb to Envy

Andrew Bonar once wrote in his diary: “This day 20 years ago I preached for the first time as an ordained minister. It is amazing that the Lord has spared me and used me at all. I have no reason to wonder that He used others far more than He does me. Yet envy is […]

In the Spirit of Ezekiel: Watchmen, not Salesmen!

I should read more books, I know it! But most of the time I have for reading goes to social media – mostly blog-posts and online articles. Several of those I read regularly are in the millennial camp. Oh, come on, let’s call them what they are – young whippersnappers! Many of the millennials show […]

“Dave Miller for President” and Other Dumb Ideas!

We should really elect a “regular guy” as president of the SBC shouldn’t we – someone who pastors a normal-sized church! For all our lives the presidents of the SBC have been luminaries and mega-church pastors – celebrities who live in different worlds than we do. They don’t really understand how we live and we […]

Clarity (a meditation on ‘churchspeak’)

For if your gift is the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking to God but not to people, since they won’t be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious. But one who prophesies is helping others grow in the […]

Make Your Old Phone Useful Again

The iPhone 6 has been out now for many months. I’ve still got an iPhone 5. Actually, I’ve also still got an iPhone 4, sitting in a drawer at the house, totally unused. Once your contract expires and you upgrade to the latest-and-greatest, what to do with that old phone? I gave one to my […]

Why I Oppose Internet Voting in the SBC (and ALWAYS Will)

I originally wrote this article on June 21, 2010, back when Matt Svoboda was still the kingpin at this site. My views have done nothing but strengthen. Since the advent of the internet, the chorus of voices calling for regional voting sites or internet voting at home has become stronger. I am editing that old […]