The prerequisite for unity in the Southern Baptist Convention is the restoration of trust and transparency between denominational elites and the people in our pews paying the bills.
Southern Baptists’ overseas mission forces will be reduced to levels not seen since 1993 with the departure of about 22 percent of its personnel, including 983 missionaries leaving the field and 149 severing ties from various stateside assignments.
I don’t know why, but my grandfather and I were very close. Maybe it was because I was his first grandson or because we shared the same first name.
I’m immersed in a theologeek culture that I love, but that is sometimes characterized by the high-minded, holy-cloud mentality found in the philosophers of Acts 17:21 of whom the bible says, “Now all the Athenians and the foreigners residing there spent their time on nothing else but telling or hearing some new thing.”
Centuries before American Presidential candidates promised in stump speeches to “build a wall,” Nehemiah actually did it. He built a wall. A really good wall. He even finished construction in an astonishingly short period of time.