What events from this past year will have a lasting impact on the life of the SBC? Here is my attempt to answer that question. This exercise is sure to invite criticism and I am open for your correction in the comment section. 1. Decline In SBC Giving: While membership numbers can be inflated and […]
Last night, or rather early this morning, I finally found some time to tweak the layout here on SBC voices. The main goal was to move our blog posts to the front page while retaining the aggregation boxes front and center. The easiest way to do this was using the “sticky post” feature from the […]
It’s that time of year again, where everyone wants to reflect on the near term history. So, what mattered most in 2008? What impacted you – was it a news story, a personal event, SBC issue or something else? Leave your comments below.
This Christmas, my church purchased ESV study Bibles for Sunday School teachers. The thinking was to give them an all-in-one resource to help them work out sticky passages and better grasp the meaning of the Bible. But there is a downside to these type of Bibles, even if they are very well done. I’ve often […]
I was listening to a sermon by John Piper on my iTunes the other day when he said something that really intrigued me. Now, Dr. Piper often says things which I find stimulating and inspiring, but this little blurb hit me harder than most. He said, “Following Jesus is first and foremost not heroic!” Not […]
The centrality of preaching has been on my mind lately. Mainly because of some conviction God has been giving, and also because of some excellent books I’m reading. For example, I read this statement by Dr. Mohler in his contribution to the book Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea For Preaching. “This is not to […]
Once upon a time, Southern Baptists believed the church had a mission. We held that our aim and authority came from the mouth of Jesus himself when he said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:18-20). So, churches were specialists in one thing. That one thing was proclaiming the Gospel so that the […]