Category Archives: Great Commission Resurgence

SBC Phoenix: Grassroots Voices Speak Out!

This will be my last post before I head to Phoenix on Sunday for the start of the SBC Aspire Pastor’s Conference and the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.  I’ll be posting regular updates from Phoenix beginning Monday morning.  I’m … Continue reading

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Countdown to SBC Phoenix: What to Expect?

After being in Dallas for a few days for our son, Stephen’s, appointment at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (he has Legg-Perthes Disease, a childhood hip condition), I am looking forward to my first visit to Phoenix next week for … Continue reading

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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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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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Re-Framing the Debate About the Future of SBC

“He didn’t say it, but I think that traditionalists feel as if we are committing denominational suicide by promoting to prominence those who do not have much denominational loyalty or commitment.  We are hiring entity heads who showed little commitment … Continue reading

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The First GCR Era Pastors’ Conference

 Almost four months away, this year’s Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference — the first in the GCR Era — promises to be something totally different.  Different is not always a bad thing, but radically different may not necessarily be a … Continue reading

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The GCR, the New NAMB & Cracks In the Foundation

In 1979, Conservatives within the Southern Baptist Convention united to return the SBC and her entities to Biblical inerrancy and doctrinal fidelity.  For 27 years, the Conservative Resurgence (as it came to be called) brought together disparate groups — Conservatives of all stripes and … 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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Toward Transparency: Disclose SBC Pay!

Containing revisions made by the author, this post was originally published at SBC Voices on December 16, 2010. “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of  openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish … 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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