Designation: Danger or Delight?

Issues surrounding designated funds have faced churches, organizations, and denominations for many years. Having pastored for thirty-five years, I remember the tendency of many people to want to designate their tithes and offerings. My response to them usually would be, “If it is your money, you have every right to designate. However, Scripture teaches in […]

The Spiritual Issues of Gluttony

Having traveled a great deal across our land during 2015, I participated in a number of church meetings, associational gatherings, and state conventions. I couldn’t help but notice that many of our people are overweight. Simple observation confirms what researchers have been saying for years—the American population is increasing in weight and decreasing in the […]

Fully Engaged—at Home and Abroad

This article first appeared in the Winter 2015/2016 issue of SBC LIFE. Leading the church to do ministry outside the church’s four walls has been Frank S. Page’s passion since his conversion to faith in Jesus Christ. “I was not raised in a Christian home and it was often not the happiest of homes either,” […]

The Horrible Cost of Disunity

Recently in my travels, I stopped for a few moments at the site of a major Civil War battleground near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle fought there was best known in the South by the name Antietam. On September 17, 1862, Southern forces under the command of General Robert E. Lee moved north for the first […]