…and I’m happy to help.
Squirrels, those rats of the forest with long fluffy tails, are being brought back from the ‘dead’. Rodent CPR. Why?
Complaints are being noised that our ERLC leader can’t get into the White House. But we do have a few megapastors who seem to get there and end up being photographed standing beside prosperity gospel superstar Paula White. God bless Russell Moore.
Don’t worry about the world ending a week from Monday, National Geographic sez. Instead, plan for the usual Global Warming catastrophes. Seems that there has long been a conspiracy theory (Nibiru, look it up) on this. We’ve got our very own SBC conspiracy theories to occupy our time so it’s good to know the NGS is on top of apocalyptic stuff.
I never had to think about a church policy covering firearms in church until now. My pastor sent me a proposed policy the other day. Seems that in Georgia a church can either allow all legal carriers to have guns in church or no guns at all in church, not even your security team. Let me ruminate on this. If you want to have armed security in your facilities then all gun cowboys who manage to get a carry permit have to be allowed to roam around your facilities armed to the teeth? Some Second Amendment sage is going to have to explain this to me.
This is the most contentious pre-SBC election season in over two decades. It’s not Greear or Hemphill but some rabid supporters. It’s tough to have a sensible discussion with folks who think they are saving the convention. Lord, deliver us.
Percolating just under the radar…the court case where a federal district judge declared the cash housing allowance unconstitutional. Pastors don’t have enough to worry about already, so I though I’d keep this towards the top of the list. No need to thank me.
I have no desire to visit Dallas in June for a sweatfest but…I’ve been prevailed upon by family and will be there. Maybe I’ll rejoin the Y and acclimitize myself by getting in some sauna time. See you there brethren and sistren.
Frank Page was one of the best SBC leaders in a long time. His work will be missed. The IMB will have an easier time replacing David Platt than the Executive Committee will replacing our former Chief Encouraging Officer. If ever we needed someone with wisdom, diplomacy, and savvy, it’s now.
My state convention is the main driver behind two very large choral groups. My wife sings in one of them and they had a concert last night. It was fabulous. This is work that would likely not be done were the GBMB not behind it. It’s a great example of effective state convention ministry.
My church has a drummer. Sometimes he flails away at the poor drum heads con mucho gusto…so, they put him in a plexiglass cage, like something out of an old Twilight Zone episode. Looks like a pretty good solution to me.