In the same breath as the challenge to think right about yourself, we are encouraged to think right about community. We are to see ourselves as a part of something much bigger than ourselves. “Many members” make the “one body” that is the church. We have a tendency to think very individualistically about church. The … Continue reading Is “church” about me?
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."