Tag Archives: Cooperative Program

Weekend 7: Money, Money, Money

As the looming deadline of August 2 fast approaches, many Americans are thinking about money and debt.  Despite the polls, I would venture to guess that most Americans are only thinking about their own money — or lack thereof — … 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 SBC & a Collapsing Big Tent Philosophy

Advocates of a big tent believe that people with a broad variety of political approaches and viewpoints can unite within a single party to advance shared core issues, even if they disagree in other areas. This way the party can … Continue reading

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5 Guys, Potatoes & Investing in the new NAMB

At the beginning of June, my family and I will be taking a trip to Dallas for my oldest son’s six-month check-up at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  Stephen, who turns 12 on June 22, was diagnosed in 2006 with … 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 2

Earlier in the week, while visiting Baptist21 to watch an interview with Nathan Akin, another post in the top masthead — with American flag in the background — caught my eye.  Titled, “Letter from a Minister about Patriotism in Corporate Worship,” I was curious and … 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 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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Budgets & CP & Lottie Moon, Oh My!

With three boys in our home — ages 11, 9 & 5 — there is one question that continually gets asked this time of year.  If you have young children or grandchildren — or if you remember when you were a kid … Continue reading

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