Seeking Glory

“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (John 5:44) Everyone seeks glory. Not everyone seeks glory in the same way, but everyone does seek it. Sit around a coffee table with some men, and you will hear tales of … More Seeking Glory

The Southern Baptist Convention & Local Churches Must Change

As we think about our own local church (her challenges, goals, and resources), I believe it may be quite helpful to put things into perspective. We are a Southern Baptist (SBC) congregation, and we have been since 1919. We are also a rural congregation of about 110-150, depending on the Sunday. These metrics place us … More The Southern Baptist Convention & Local Churches Must Change

Still More Simple A’s for Common Bible Translation Q’s

This is the third installment of my series “Simple A’s for Common Bible Translation Q’s.” Pastorally, these kinds of questions arise frequently, but I think Christians are often a bit embarrassed to ask them. So you know, you are not the only one who wonders about these things… There are many others who do too. … More Still More Simple A’s for Common Bible Translation Q’s

A Fatherly Challenge

Fatherhood, like Motherhood, has become a role of much confusion in our day. Commercials, TV shows, movies, and numerous other mediums present fathers (and men in general) as idiots or tyrants or absentees or selfish jerks. Add to this barrage the heartbreaking reality that many young people are growing up with bad fathers or non-existent … More A Fatherly Challenge

More Simple A’s for Common Bible Translation Q’s

I recently posted a couple of answers to some common questions regarding Bible translation, but I realized that there are several questions along this line of thinking that I’d like to address. Neither my first post nor this one (nor any further post in this series) is designed as an exhaustive address. Instead, I am trying … More More Simple A’s for Common Bible Translation Q’s