Is it right to care about how many people attend a church worship service? What about those churches that seem so obsessed with metrics and growth statistics that they reduce people to faceless numbers? In a pair of companion articles at Southern Seminary's Southern Equip, I argue both for and against being all about numbers. Curious? … Continue reading Should My Church Be All About Numbers? Y/N
By now, I'm sure many of you have read or at least heard about the expansive report from the Houston Chronicle about systemic abuse among Southern Baptist churches, a report which will continue to unfold in all its wicked, heart-breaking sorrow in parts 2 and 3. This morning, Beth Moore started a thread of women … Continue reading Why Many SBC Churches Are Still Ripe for Abuse
Maybe you've thought about trying to get into Scripture memorization. Maybe you tried to start this year but got stuck. Maybe you need some motivation. Here is everything you need, the why and the how of Scripture memorization. I give some tips, tricks, and advice while also pointing out a few pitfalls to avoid! I've been … Continue reading How to Memorize Scripture 101
I'm going to do a podcast soon on Scripture memorization. But until then, I was trying to find a good time to drop this...now is as good as any. I was going to try to explain this, but really, you just need to hear it. One thing, I have not reordered, altered, or changed a … Continue reading Romans 9: An Unconventional Memory Aid
Tomorrow we will enter the year 2019. 2019. It doesn’t matter how bad the previous year is, at New Year's we all hope for better. It’s a time for confetti and champagne and resolutions and hope. It's funny really. We’ve picked an arbitrary day from our calendar year and agreed to designate it as the … Continue reading Guard Your Steps into 2019
Gifts, presents, and Christmas resources for all! In this episode, I share lots of fun seasonal articles, sermons, and resources for you to further explore! Read more about the Magi: "Seeing Ourselves in the Story of the Magi" at IMB.org"Wise Men, Magi, or Kings? It's Complicated." at Christianity Today"We _______ Kings: How Many Wise Men … Continue reading 1.8 — Christmas: Reformers, Unicorns, Grinches, and More!