Tag Archives: GCR

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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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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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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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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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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Democrats, the GCR & Stubborn Facts!

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence…”  John Adams (Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

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A Bunker Mentality in the SBC?

“A bunker mentality is a slang phrase for a phenomenon that occurs when a group or individual stops taking new, pertinent information into account, and begins viewing outsiders as enemies, due to an isolation resulting from being under attack. Political … Continue reading

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