Potential vs. Actuality

Recently I was visiting a pastor of a church in the Deep South, a church most people would call a “legacy church.” The church has a long and distinguished history, although in recent years it has experienced decline and seen significant pastor and staff turnover. The new pastor leaned over to me as I was […]

Is God at Home in You?

Early in my ministry I was challenged to read the Bible through in a single year. This is a practice I have faithfully continued since January of 1974. God’s Word continues to illuminate my heart with precious truths. There is not a day when God does not reveal something new, fresh, and exciting to me. […]

Looking Back

As we mark yet another Southern Baptist Convention in the history books, many people are asking what the Convention was like and how did it go? Others are asking how we can make things better in the future. First of all, let me say that I was proud to be part of the entire meeting. […]

Upcoming Southern Baptist Convention

Soon, thousands of Baptists from all across the nation will gather in Phoenix, Arizona, for the next Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. It will be a jam-packed two days of meetings, presentations, sermons, and more. Dr. Steve Gaines will be nominated, and, most likely, re-elected as president of the Convention for his second year. Many […]