Pastor J.D. is an avid reader—both by personality and by conviction. But you don’t have to devour books as ravenously as he does to benefit...
A few weeks ago, one of my friends got together a group of men to celebrate his son’s 15-year-old birthday in a unique way. He requested that all of us come prepared to speak into this young man’s life. I was encouraged by the words of each of these godly men, but what one man shared was particularly insightful. This is great advice for all the 15-year-olds out there, a helpful template for all the parents out there, and a much needed reminder to all the husbands out there!
Billy Graham, the most influential evangelist of our time, passed away earlier today at the age of 99. In the days to come, I look forward to reading accounts from the many people whose lives were transformed by Reverend Graham's ministry. Personally, as I reflect on Billy Graham’s six decades of ministry, four words stand out.
Last week my wife and I returned from a short trip to Europe, where we had the honor of visiting with three of our church planting families. God is doing some amazing things through our people and I’m more energized about our church’s mission than ever.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s 2017 Annual Meeting is in the books. I am leaving Phoenix encouraged by the ways that we, as Southern Baptists, are holding true to a united mission and making much-needed statements about the implications of the gospel. The unity I’ve seen has largely been the result of leadership within the SBC, for which I’m incredibly grateful.
Today I will be boarding a plane for Phoenix for the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The SBC’s Annual Meeting is a sort of enormous family reunion (with all the peculiarities that such a reunion entails!). As family, we come to the same table, united around the same gospel vision, knowing that we are stronger as a group of churches than we could ever be on our own.