Thanks + Giving = Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Jonathan Carter | Pastor
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monticello, KY
Editor of SBC Today

Thanksgiving evokes many great memories for most of us. Food, football, family, fellowship, and then— more food. I remember as a kid my family having a time at the dinner table in which each of us would share what we were thankful for. Most of the churches that I have attended through the years also have had a similar time when Thanksgiving neared. Now that I am a Pastor I have led my church in having a time of thanksgiving as well. It is in this spirit that I offer the following thanks to all of our readership.

Thank you SBC Today readers! Because of you SBC Today is averaging nearly 26,000 views a month! Since 2008 we have had nearly one million views—yes, 1,000,000 views! On top of that, our readers also take the time to engage the articles and have so far logged more than 7,000 comments–this year. So, thank you.

Thank you SBC Today contributors! This blog is read so often because of the great and diverse contributors that we have! Our contributors have submitted articles and research on a variety of topics that are important in the hearts of those in the pew and the pulpit. The list of contributors is quite lengthy, but to each of you—thank you.

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In Christ Alone,

Jon Carter, Editor
SBC Today