Tag: Southern Baptist

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.…

What’s In A Nickname?

My real name is Anthony but my whole life people have called me Tony. No worries, though. I like Tony. In fact, if you call me Anthony, my first instinct is to think (a) I’m in trouble or (b) you don’t know me that well. Three of my brothers also had nicknames when we were growing up. Our friends called…

The SBC in June and Gospel Unity

One time every year, messengers from 47,000 Southern Baptist Churches in the United States gather to speak with one voice to a watching world. Contemporary life in the SBC is proving that what we say matters, what we don’t say matters, and how we say it or don’t say it also matters. I have cried more tears than I care…

The SBC/SBTC Movement

Having the privilege of visiting with many Southern Baptist pastors and churches has given me a renewed encouragement and sense of kingdom-expectation within our denomination. For too long Southern Baptist churches have carried the stigma of being “stuck in their ways” with regard to church life. But there is a fresh wind within the SBC, stirring pastors and churches who still hold…

Reaching Young Families Conference

Did you know that Millenials (born 1981-1995) are the most unreached generation in our culture today? Did you know that they are also the largest generation segment in our population? Did you know that they are the most globalized/informational generation yet to emerge in our culture? Did you know that they are open to spiritual conversations, and are hungry for the…

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