Tag Archives: North American Mission Board

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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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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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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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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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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Of Aliens & Autonomy in New Mexico

For my first visit to the city of space aliens and UFOs, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived in Roswell, NM for this year’s annual meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.  I’m glad to report … Continue reading

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The GCR: Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste!

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you didn’t think you could do before.”  Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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The New NAMB: 90 Days Goes By Fast!

When I was younger, time seemed to stand still.  As I have gotten older (44 next month), time goes by faster.  Talking with senior adults, they tell me that the older they get, the faster time flies by.  Here we … Continue reading

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