Every once in a while, if you look below this column, you will see the words of a writer named Caleb Moore. In case you’re wondering, yes, that is my son, who has become a tremendous father, a caring husband, a great preacher and a decent writer. To be honest, I am both proud of him and jealous of his writing ability, and I’m glad you read my articles before his came along.
God has led Caleb to minister in places I would never have thought of, and one of those is in tattoo shops. Oklahoma was the last state to legalize tattooing, so for many years, the tattoo industry was conducted underground. To keep away from the law, the tattoo artists assumed underground names, which they kept even when tattooing became legal. So Caleb hangs around people who have names like “Jake the Snake” or “Cannibal.” Continue reading
This article was taken from David’s blog and is used by permission.
In nearly every corner of the Southern Baptist Convention we hear the lamenting of our continual decrease in year to year baptismal numbers. It is an issue that should concern not just every Southern Baptist, but every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading
***This article was previously posted at the Christian Examiner and is used by permission.
Several Southern Baptist state conventions leaders have accused the denomination’s North American Mission Board (NAMB) of linking financial support from the national entity — funding for church planting and other ministries — to secretive Cooperative Agreements which include a clause that threatens to withhold ministry funds to the states if disclosures about the agreement — or concerns — are shared publicly. Continue reading