Category Church

Sharing Christ

With baptism numbers in the Southern Baptist Convention at the lowest level since the 1940’s I would submit that we need to take more seriously exactly what God’s mission for the church is.  The following is a Bible Study lesson originally prepared for the Christian Index. We meet the earliest followers of Jesus in John 1. […]

Getting God’s Mind about Alcohol

For most of our history Baptists have opposed the use and sale of beverage alcohol.  Today there are many preachers, from numerous denominational groups, including some Southern Baptists, who are moving in a new, modern direction on the issue. These pastors are not only imbibing but they are encouraging the social and moderate use of alcohol […]

Keeping the Church for the Churched – An Open Letter to Andy Stanley

Mr. Andy Stanley, I have something to say to you regarding your insistence on making the church a place the unchurched would love to attend.  You say, “As committed as our team is to creating churches for unchurched people, we still have to fight the pull toward becoming a church for church people. Honestly, I […]