Tell us about your preaching program during the Christmas season. I spent 14 Christmases at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. It was not easy to come up with fresh, biblical approaches to the Christmas story. How many sermons can you do on the angels on the hillside or the Manger in Bethlehem? So, […]
Really. Stop blogging. This is not the time for that.
If you are reading blogs today, do something in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season. Take a moment and share with us what you are thankful for. This is a politics-free, theological-squabbles free opportunity to glorify God.
Ever watched a spoiled child in action? No matter how much his parents give him, he throws tantrums at the slightest deprivation. She believes that it is her natural right to get everything she wants and will let you know it if you do not please her. There are few things more annoying in life […]
We debate a broad range of topics here at SBC Voices. But starting Monday, and lasting through Thanksgiving, we are going to focus on praising God and giving thanks to him at this blog. Many of our regular contributors are producing devotional posts which will lead us in giving thanks to God. I do […]
(I published this Monday over at sbcIMPACT. This is a subject I feel passionate about, so I decided to repost it here, for anyone who wanders by over the weekend.) Christians put their faith in a powerful, living God who works in and among his people in grace and strength. When we submit to him […]
The New Testament has what appear to be some pretty direct and decisive words about the roles of men and women at home and in the church. In fact, those words can be downright shocking to our modern sensibilities. In 1 Timothy 2:12, Paul makes what seems to be a pretty clear statement about the […]
I didn’t get to go to the Baptist Convention of Iowa meeting this year. My daughter is a senior and had the lead in the school play, which performed that weekend (yes, I’m bragging!). The school play trumped the state convention this year. Its the first time in many years that they carried on at […]
Ed Stetzer has written a passionate plea to resist the full-body scans and the invasive pat-downs that the TSA is now demanding for those who fly. Here is the link. Read it. He makes a lot of sense. He gives four reasons why the searches are wrong. He also makes three suggestions for action. We […]
Human sin should never be funny, but on “Parking Wars” on “A&E” (10 PM ET on Tuesdays) it is pretty hilarious. I love the show. I also think it is a perfect illustration of human attitudes toward sin. Watch it sometime and see what I mean. There are few illustrations of human depravity, about human […]
I have posted at sbcIMPACT a revision of something I wrote several years ago. It is my belief that we tend to pervert true biblical faith (which calls us to die to self and live for God’s glory) into a magical religion (in which we manipulate spiritual forces for personal gain). I hope you will […]
My mom sent me a link to this, and I also saw it on Denny Burk’s blog today. Really moved me. A 600 voice choir invades a Philadelphia mall and sings the Hallelujah Chorus. You’ve probably seen it, but if you haven’t, take a look.