Racism, Baptists, and the NFL

By now, you likely have read more articles and heard more debate about the NFL kneeling debacle than you care to handle! Are they right? Are they wrong? Should we boycott? Should we just ignore the whole mess? And so forth! While there are many issues surrounding this matter, one of them is certainly a…

The Potential of Standards – Part 2 in a Series

The Potential of Standards Last week I wrote a blog post entitled The Problem(s) with Standards. You can read that here if you wish to do so.  It was well received by many and not so well received by others.  Of course, I was not surprised because the issue of standards always has the potential…

A Call to Repentance

We are in a mess, aren’t we? Murder is so often in the news it sounds almost normal.  Adultery is glamorized and glorified in commercial after commercial and in one television program after another.  Homosexuality is applauded along with transgenderism and every other kind of morally questionable “ism” as well.  Divorce is so common-place that…

How to Give Effective Invitations!

EFFECTIVE INVITATIONS Have you ever wondered how you could improve the effectiveness of your preaching?  Improving the invitation may be one of the keys.  An invitation is simply a speaker persuading and convincing an audience to respond to, obey, and receive the Word of God, and to seek God as a result.  Biblical illustrations abound. …