After reading this insightful article by Dr. Chuck Kelley, President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, I feel a tremendous pause in my spirit. Basically, the data from the "ACP" (annual church profile) tells a very bleak story. As Dr Kelly puts it, Southern Baptist are in decline. The statistics are at this link from … Continue reading SBC in decline… my thoughts
Please read carefully Stetzer's article in the Washington Post entitled, If it doesn’t stem its decline, mainline Protestantism has just 23 Easters left. I am grateful that at Wynnbrook Baptist (where I serve the Lord as pastor) our first of five core values is "The Bible." We believe the Bible to be the inspired, immutable, and … Continue reading 23 Easters left?
Tim Challies does an excellent job in presenting the Biblical perspective that all believers should have when skipping church. Please take a few moments to read it. "The Worst Consequence of skipping Church."
I've read several reviews on The Shack by William P. Young. I first read the book almost 10 years ago. I just finished reading it a second time. Here's a disclaimer: the first time I read it, I read it as a novel. But the second time I read the book, I was intent on … Continue reading The Shack!! My take on it.
I was shocked to recently learn that every week 17 Southern Baptist churches close their doors for good. That means they die. Some have been dead a long time and simply made it official. Others deny the reality until there is no pulse. There are many factors involved but I believe Thom Rainer touches on … Continue reading Why are 17 SBC churches dying every week?