Why COVID-19 is Not the End of the Church in America

I've read a lot of articles about pandemic and local church ministry at this point. I've probably read too many and imagine you have, too. It seems everyone has their own prediction about how this will all turn out "for the American church," and almost as many seem to have their our answer too. Estimates…

Having a Bold Witness, Even When It Is Unpopular

For the Christian, the question is not if we will suffer but when. Of course, that statement is contingent upon the kind of lifestyle we choose to live. Perhaps a better way to say that is the Christian who lives as the Bible tells a Christian to live will inevitably face suffering because they are…

Reflections before SBC17: We are, in fact, better together

This morning, I find myself staring out a window watching the sun rise over the desert valley of Phoenix. The Southern Baptist annual meeting is upon us, and I have joined my family of churches for a few days of fellowship, important decisions, and thankfulness to God for his grace. Every year, the SBC meetings…