Category Archives: Cooperative Program

The New NAMB: Bad Precedents & UnAnswered Questions

Coming through this Easter season, I strongly encouraged our congregation to give sacrificially to the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions.  While a few of our church leaders know my reservations about the direction and vision of the new NAMB, I … Continue reading

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New Mexico Baptists, the new NAMB & the Future

I love New Mexico and I love New Mexico Baptists!  The BCNM, made up of approximately 350 cooperating Southern Baptist churches (although levels of cooperation vary) in the Land of Enchantment, has been assisting churches in cooperative missions and ministry for almost 100 … Continue reading

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SBC’s New Calvinism & Patriotic Worship: Part 1

Should Southern Baptist churches discourage expressions of patriotism in their corporate worship services on national holidays such as Memorial Day and Independence Day?According to Professor Carl “Chip” Stam and some younger Southern Baptist pastors represented by Baptist21, the answer is apparently … Continue reading

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The New NAMB: 7 Years Sure Goes By Fast!

I’ve never visited Alpharetta, Georgia, the home of the former North American Mission Board and the newly reinvented NAMB.  However, it appears that there must be some glitch in the time-space continuum that causes not only months, but years, to … Continue reading

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NAMB’s New Church Planting Bus: Who’s Off?

In his best-selling book, “From Good to Great,” author Jim Collins explains the leadership principle known as “First Who, Then What,” “Those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus, the wrong people off … Continue reading

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Baptist Press: A Case of Curious Headlines

“A good blog headline is often the only factor that determines whether or not an article on your blog will be read. The idea that content is king is true, but some people miss out on reading that great content … Continue reading

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Small is Big in the SBC!

“Whatever size of church that you serve in, may I encourage you to be faithful. I do not believe that the size of one’s congregation is ever a focus in any New Testament passage. The way I understand my Bible, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Power & the GCR

“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”  President Barack Obama, Radio Interview on 10/25/2010 Spoken from the one who was supposed to be a uniter, … Continue reading

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The GCR & A New War Between The States

With great excitement and enthusiasm, 95% of the messengers (including this one) at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky in June 2009 approved the creation of a Great Commission Task Force.  The mandate, as authorized by the messengers, was … Continue reading

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Shocking News: GCR Opponents Talk To Each Other

For those of you new to my blog, you may be wondering how I chose the name “fromlaw2grace.”  As it happens, I studied political science at George Washington University and then went to law school at Florida State University where … Continue reading

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