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    What should you do if you come across a tough text to preach? How do we navigate those topics that we know will be controversial? Micah, Josh, and I discuss preaching tough texts and tough topics in the Bible. This episode is brought you by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and LifeWay Pastors. With Southeastern learn how you can GO to reach your community, your nation, and your world. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get there. Connect with Read more [...]
  Last week, the Southern Baptist Convention overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning the alt-right movement. Chris Moody did a good job putting together a brief report of what happened. Nathan Finn also offered a worthy read from the perspective of someone in the room. Dwight McKissic deserves credit for drafting the original resolution. Following the resolution, H. B. Charles preached beautifully as always, and he offered his thoughts here. I don’t often write about specific Read more [...]

 

 

This sermon series is based on Old Testament characters. The point of the series is to explain how God draws us near. This sermon covers the character of Ezekiel. Even the deadest of the dead can live. God offers new life for the hopeless. Hope builds when you trust in the eternal.

 

    What role if any do networks, associations, and denominations play in the life of the local established church? Do they have any benefit for the lead pastors? Micah, Josh, and I discuss the positives and negatives of these groups. This episode is brought you by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and LifeWay Pastors. With Southeastern learn how you can GO to reach your community, your nation, and your world. Where are you going? Southeastern will help you get Read more [...]
  I’m in Phoenix this week sweating it out at the annual meeting for Southern Baptists. In essence, the gathering is a giant, two-day church business meeting with thousands of people. Robert’s Rules of Order keeps the chaos at bay. Every year I’m here, ballot in hand. I love my tribe. Many of my readers may not be familiar with the Southern Baptist Convention. That’s understandable—there are plenty of other networks, associations, and denominations that do kingdom work. For this Read more [...]