What Kind of a Convention is the Southern Baptist Convention? Thoughts on My First Annual Meeting

I have been a part of the Southern Baptist Convention for all of my life. But I don’t think I’ve ever known what it means to be Southern Baptist until this past week as I attended my first Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Seeing its representatives, all 10,000 of them, together in one place afforded…

Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

God answers impossibly big prayers. Throughout the New Testament both Jesus and the apostles invite those who follow Jesus to pray and ask for impossibly big things with the assurance that God is inclined to answer. So why do we so often see prayers go unanswered? Can we do anything about it? These promises about…

This is how adultery happens…

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Anatomy of an Adultery. Dr. Wayne Mack Understand the steps that are most likely involved in becoming involved in adultery. It doesn’t usually just happen. Be aware of the chain of events that often leads to adultery and realize that this chain must be broken at its earliest link (Prov. 17:14, I…

Articles by Jonathan Merrit and Ed Stetzer on Paige Patterson; The NFL and fining players who kneel; John Piper on unity

Here are some articles that we believe are worth a look. “Paige Patterson has resigned. Imagine if he were Tim Cook.” Jonathan Merrit compares the resignation of Patterson to the CEO of Apple. Ed Stetzer comments on the Patterson situation. “On the Removal of Paige Patterson and Next Steps for the SBC.” Should players kneel…

Encouraging Our Sisters in Ministry; The Sufficiency of Scripture; J. D. Greear and the SBC Presidency; David Platt and biblical womanhood

Here are several articles worth a look. Melissa Kruger provides four practical ways Christian brothers can encourage Christian sisters in the work of the ministry. Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman talk about the sufficiency of Scripture. John Piper offers short thoughts as well. J. D. Greear will accept the nomination for president of the SBC. He…