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
The congregational meeting started off well enough. Prayer was said. A few announcements. However, as the evening wore on it was clear that there was unrest among the people. At a particular moment, as if choreographed beforehand, a well-known belligerent stood waving a petition of the names of others who were also displeased with the … Continue reading Church, It’s Not Okay to Act Like Old Testament Israel
I've made available several discipleship classes we have taught at our church on our Resources tab at the church website. All of these resources are in PDF format, ready to print as handouts for your Sunday School class, bible study, or personal use! Two of these are classes are adaptations of fantastic books and are … Continue reading Bible Studies and Resources
I posted last night: https://www.facebook.com/chadcashby/posts/10100214343092212 Several friends and church members were curious why this late announcement from the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention elicited such a strong response from me. I wanted to share a few thoughts. First of all, it has nothing to do with VP Mike Pence's personal character or Christian faith. … Continue reading Why I’m Troubled by VP Pence’s Address to the SBC
I think there is a bit of mystique that shrouds a pastor's study: What exactly is taking place in there? How does he emerge with a sermon to preach every Sunday? And does he have a mini-fridge in there? Recently, someone asked about my sermon preparation, and I thought I would swing wide the door to … Continue reading Preparing a Sermon from the Original Languages
One of our church leaders is teaching a personal finance discipleship class this spring, and I was putting together a spreadsheet for him that helps members make an honest assessment of their current giving to the church. If you are interested in that resource, you can download the PDF. I was just going to upload … Continue reading Church Giving Check-up: How Much Do I Give?