Tag: church

Is God Done with the SBC?

There’s a fresh wind blowing through the Southern Baptist Convention today. Can you feel it? It’s a little unnerving, I admit. With several major SBC entities searching for their next leader and with more retirements and moves on the horizon, there is an uneasiness about our fellowship, I know. But what if uneasiness is where God wants us as He…

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If You Build It They Will Come

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) couldn’t shake the voice in his head. There was something he needed to do, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on what that was. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, with a little help from Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) and some others along the way, Ray took a leap of faith…

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What Are You Looking For?

In the airport today, a young woman came running back into the boarding area from the corridor after having already scanned her ticket. She was promptly greeted by security personnel who asked, “Have you lost something?” The frantic young woman said she had lost her phone, and thought it was in the seat by the window where she had been…

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Going Social #GoingSocialBook

Your social circle is full of real people who have real problems, just like you. Because social media has quickly widened our social connections and influence, the problems we bring to bear on one another are increasingly compounded. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Genuine friendships are difficult to build and maintain but, done God’s way, they are absolutely…

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Laurel, Yanny and the Word of God

A few months ago social media platforms lit up with a controversial sound byte containing one simple word: “Laurel.” Or was it “Yanny?” For reasons beyond my comprehension, my wife heard Yanny and I heard Laurel while listening to the same sound clip at the same time, sitting right next to one another. Repeatedly. Seventeen years of marriage and I…

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