The State of Preaching in the Southern Baptist Convention

I think I can say that I travel back and forth across our Convention as much, or more, than just about anyone else within the Southern Baptist Convention. This allows me great opportunity to visit every size church, as well as associations and state conventions, colleges, universities, seminaries, and other groups. Through this extensive travel, […]


We are in a time of national crisis as our country and many of our neighbors in the Caribbean have been devastated by the effects of three of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the United States and its territories.  Relief efforts are continuing and rebuilding will begin. Thousands of lives and hundreds of […]

Losing a loved one to suicide

I would like to share this video that was produced and shared at a recent Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission event. Please share it with anyone who has experienced the tragedy of suicide in their family or circle of friends. For more resources about coping with suicide and depression, click here.

When is Your Best?

I recently heard Dr. Erwin Lutzer, former pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago, preach at a meeting. In his address, he said something quite profound. He said that for the believer, this life is the worst you are ever going to have; for the unbeliever, this life is the very best you are ever […]