William is the SBC Plodder. If you run across a general news report on the minister’s housing allowance you should conclude that something is going on that might not be good. As long as we fly under the news radar with our Sacred Clergy Tax Break, that wonderful tax benefit by which we clergy may […]
Did you hear the latest news? There are 11 missing planes in the Middle East that will likely be used in a 9/11 style terrorist attack. Tupac Shakur, thought to be dead, has been in hiding and recently resurfaced Casey Anthony, the woman acquitted by the courts (though convicted by public opinion) of killing her […]
This past Sunday, I started a month-long sermon series from Philippians entitled “Joy.” Why preach such a series? First, when you read the list of the fruit of the Spirit joy is listed #2 out of 9, right after love (which we know encompasses the greatest command on which all others hinge). With this, we […]
I am definitely straying outside my area of expertise here. Foreign policy is complicated today. It was always complicated, but our modern world with all the wars and rumors of wars that abound is a minefield to negotiate. I do not pretend to have an authoritative word to end debate but an opinion to open […]
I was blessed to speak at chapel at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday. I didn’t realize they were doing video (remember the camera adds 135 pounds!). Anyway, here is the video if anyone is interested.
Another Baptist college has run afoul of the accrediting agency SACS. In a letter dated July 9. 2014, SACS has alleged non-compliance with their Principles of Accreditation in at least 6 areas and Louisiana College now bears the burden of proving why its membership in SACS should not be withdrawn. They are back on SACS […]
Second-Coming Group Announces Rapturous Donation Plan Members of the fringe evangelical group Day That Never Comes announced a binding vote this week that earmarked “a sizable donation” to the International Mission Board. Buck Skettleswroth – Pastor, Prophet and bighorn hunter – said that when the Savior returns after this weekend’s Boise State game, church members […]
What must I do to be saved? When we seek to answer the question of how a person moves from being a sinner at enmity with God and in desperate need of salvation to being a saint who is a holy and beloved child of God enjoying the fruits of salvation, we know there are […]