Could A Decline in Numbers Bring New Hope to Southern Baptists?

Although I’ve never been a Southern Baptist, I have a special place in my heart for them. I experienced a teenage, under-the-stars spiritual experience which occurred at a Baptist camp on a retreat hosted by my best buddy’s Baptist church. In recent years, I’ve been saddened to see the fundamentalist and culture-wars turn in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The …

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Reinstate the Draft?

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I was speaking to an internationally known Christian scholar a few weeks ago, and I decided to ask about the …

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Baby Smiles and Life Truisms

They say a smile is a baby’s first “human response.”  It’s smiling that makes the child more than an animal.  …

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Does Sunday School Have A Future?

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it …

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Did I Just Tweak Jesus’ Nipple?

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“Jamie, can I ask you something?”  Jimmy, our homeless friend, was being unusually cautious with me.  We were sitting in …

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The War Must Not Go On!

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan.  The president …

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I’m Not A Fan of Hallmark Holidays

I am not a fan of the Hallmark holidays, people. These are the ones invented by retailers to guilt me …

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