David Platt: New President of the International Mission Board

I imagine that most of you will be as excited as I to hear the news that just broke an hour ago (11am Wed.) that David Platt, pastor of the Church at Brook Hills, has been elected as president of the International Mission Board. If the name sounds familiar but you’re not sure from where, […]

Prayer Thought: Ephesians 1:18b

Paul gives thanks for this church, because they are a demonstration of the grace of God and one of the means of grace to the world that God uses for the building of His Kingdom. I continue to reiterate this element of Paul’s prayer because of how much we need to be reminded to give […]

Is Withdrawing from Society and Its Institutions Really the Most “Christian” Thing?

As I’ve recommended to you all before, the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is a treasure trove of resources, scholarship, and insightful opinion on the various issues we all face as citizens of the City of God living in the middle of the City of Man. To me, the question of cultural engagement and […]

From J.D. Greear’s blog: 26 Ways to “Provoke the 1 Peter 3:15 Question at Work”

This is good stuff, and does not have to apply only to the workplace, but can easily be adapted to whatever context you find yourself in. Here are some incredibly practical ways from Pastor J.D. Greear to live and share God’s story wherever you are: Click here to read 26 Ways to “Provoke the 1 […]

Prayer Thought: Ephesians 1:18a

Once again, I’m struck this week simply by the intricately tied structure of Paul’s prayer. It begins with thanksgiving. How often when we pray in general, but especially for our church, do we begin by simply thanking God for it? Maybe you’re an overly optimistic person, but I know personally I fight cynicism sometimes and […]

Is the Nationalization of Christianity a Good Thing?

I admit, I saw the title of the nationalization of Christianity and my first instinct was joy. That Christians would be able to freely worship in a closed country seems like a miracle. And, yet, what effects on the Church and on an orthodox understanding and application of Scripture might result from such a move? […]

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