Tag Archives: GCRTF

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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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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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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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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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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GCR: Hand to Hand Combat in the States?

During the course of an interview on The O’Reilly Factor, especially when a politician attempts to spin their arguments, Bill O’Reilly often tells his guests that he is “a simple man.”  While I don’t think anyone would accuse Mr. O’Reilly of being a … 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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