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Gather to Evangelize

Churches should use all the tools of their time to reach the world with the gospel. But to be empowered for effective witness, even in our day, we must regularly, physically gather with the body of Christ. We must gather to evangelize. READ MORE…

5 Daily Pastoral Rhythms for the New Year

Pastor, the good things that are ahead of you and your congregation in 2022 are more about who you are than what you can accomplish. Character before capacity. Integrity before action. Be before do. Whatever your new direction or big plans, focus on these 5 daily pastoral rhythms in the new year.

The Future of Southern Baptists Must Be Cooperation, Not Competition

I still believe the best days of Southern Baptist Great Commission cooperation are ahead of us, not behind us. For this to be reality, at some point the competition must stop, even to the crowd’s disappointment. We must return to fighting with and for one another instead of against one another. If we are to rise to the Great Commission opportunities God has placed before us in the next generation, we’ll have to walk away from the ring shoulder to shoulder, not knowing or caring who won some of these fights. We were cooperators before we were competitors. Let’s resolve today to be cooperators now, too. 

What would it take to start a new national convention?

What would it take to start a new national convention? What we need: A statement of faith narrow enough to lay down primary doctrines but broad enough to allow for secondary graces. A lock-tight, voluntary giving mechanism by which churches can pool their resources to fund missionaries, train the next generation of leaders, plant new churches, and strengthen existing churches.…

A Shepherd’s Balance

       When I was a kid, there were balance beams at almost every playground. I don’t see many of those today. All the twisted ankles and broken femurs probably had something to do with that. So like lawn darts and tetherballs, playground balance beams have become relics of our past. Too bad, really. Walking the balance beam at…

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