Is “church” about me?

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?

SBC in decline… my thoughts

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

23 Easters left?

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?