I was privileged to meet John “Jay” Raymond Pierce in 2006. I had just moved back to Georgia from Florida and had joined the Northeast Georgia Officials Association (NEGOA) as an umpire. I was continuing an avocation I started in 1975. Jay was a relatively new umpire but had attended professional umpire school. Even at […]
That belief predicates behavior is an axiom of truth I learned early on in my ministry. It was a favorite phrase of my mentor. The concept behind the thought is thoroughly biblical. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Clearly, from a scriptural point of view, what we believe […]
An Update on the State of the SBC in 2023 Here is an update to my prior blog on the SBC which is precipitated by the recent actions of the convention at the annual meeting held in New Orleans in June of this year. Previously I shared my deep concern with the slow but steady […]
By Thomas E. Rush I have long realized that an organization the size of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) could certainly experience some degree of downgrade in its theological commitments. There are differences of opinion on certain theological matters that can be expected, and which are not of a nature to render the difference a […]
The Timeline Of Holy Week There is no more significant time on the calendar for Christians than the week traditionally referred to as “Holy Week.” It is a week of reflection and celebration, but should be a time of conviction and repentance as well. It begins with the remembrance of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem […]
Getting our words right in worship is critical if we truly want to honor God with our lips.
These are trying days for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). We find ourselves living in a society that has rejected biblical truth and morality. Political correctness is the order of the day and if you don’t play along with the left’s skewed view of morality, you will be made an outcast. The goal of the […]