In our discussion of state convention meetings, we devoted quite a bit of time to the South Carolina resolution of copper theft. While some explained the context and import of that resolution, it is fair to say that many of us saw this as another in a long line of vapid resolutions at state conventions […]
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.
(Editor’s Note: Thank you, Alberta, for sharing this with us. Alberta’s blog is “A Pastor’s Wife’s Journey” and here website is “So You’re the Minister’s Wife.”) Thanksgiving is the act of giving thanks to a person or to God. It should be a genuine expression and acknowledgement of what has been done for us. Ephesians 5:20 […]
By Thom Hunter Did you leave things un-opened in dusty old attics way back down the road somewhere In boxes you sealed and callously labeled “open only if you really dare?” Did your words slip away, unspoken and wasted, and your thoughts vanish into the air When you turned on the car and drove away […]
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 […]
“I had a neat story that happened today,” my friend wrote in her email. First of all, it is not uncommon for my friend to have a story to tell me. Something is always happening in her life. I think it goes along with a person who yearns to walk in a very real way […]
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain… Philippians 1:21 It’s hard to read a letter like Philippians and not envision the passionate pleadings of Paul to anyone who will listen. Everything that happens in life—all the pain and agony, all the joys and happiness, all the loss and gain, all the […]
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 […]