18 August by Mike Leake

Would You Make This Deal?


You are in a desert wasteland. You haven’t eaten food in days. The last time  you had a drink of water was two days ago. You are parched and your stomach is screaming at you. You don’t know when your next meal or drink will be coming. In the distance you see Monty Hall and boy does […]

18 August by Guest Blogger

What Fathers and Mothers Need to Know about Ferguson (William Dwight McKissic, Sr.)


What Fathers and Mothers Need to Know About Ferguson Psalm 78:5-7 By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. On Saturday, August 9, about 2:15 p.m., a shooting took place in Ferguson, Missouri, that will forever be etched on the collective psyches of all Americans. Ferguson, Missouri, was not on the radar screen of most Americans until the […]

17 August by Dan Barnes

Maybe We Should be More Positive


I was invited to a back to school celebration this week.  The keynote speaker, Dr Draper (not that Dr. Draper) shared with us that we need to be positive when we talk about schools. . . other schools.  He made the comment that most people in the US think that their schools are good, but […]

17 August by Mike Bergman

The Tears of a Clown (by JP Williams)


JP Williams is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Archie, MO. He blogs at Believing Out Loud. In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, this is a “letter” JP wrote to his best friend who committed suicide 20 years ago. Dear Alex, It has been about twenty years since we cut class. Man, […]

16 August by Bart Barber

Just Blog-War Theory: We Believe in the Holy Spirit


But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men…I tell you, […]

15 August by Guest Blogger

An Irreverent look at our pastor search process: part 2 (by William Thornton)


William Thornton is the SBC Plodder The second of two parts on the perpetually discussed topic of pastor/staff search committees. You can’t trust the committee and they can’t trust you Let’s see. A pastor/staff or prospective pastor/staff is a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, called into a lifetime of vocational Christian service, willing to […]

15 August by Guest Blogger

Does Your Anchor Hold within the Veil (by Ken Hamrick)


Heb. 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…” (NKJV) Col. 1:27, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of […]