There is a reason why Walker Moore’s column is the most consistently read (if not the most popular) segment of the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger. Once again, Walker conflates sanctified humor with a spiritual sensitivity that informs the head and warms the heart. Read, laugh, be changed.
Under the broad heading of “Southern Baptists and Calvinism,” we tend to conflate three distinct topics—etiquette, theology and leadership. Our usual assumption is that some people talk about Calvinism nicely while others do so divisively.
Walker Moore’s blend of tongue-in-cheek humor and heart-to-feet spirituality provides a healthy mix to nourish you in the coming year. SBCToday is grateful for Walker’s contributions to this blog, but most especially, for his heart for the lost around the world and his commitment to train others, and take others, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ internationally.
How many of us live looking back or ahead, between a holy past and a holier future, but in a hollow present?
The pastor is not only to feed his flock … but do the work of an evangelist … he ought to preach toward a verdict … and always that there be those who for the first time would accept Jesus as their Savior, always that seeking note, always that extended hand. That is an assignment we have, a mandate we have from heaven.