Monthly Archives: September 2012

A short defense of close communion

Along with several others, I was recently invited to share my thoughts on the Lord’s Supper with SBCLife, the journal of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.  My reflections are posted here; click here to read more. While I defend the “close communion” position, keep in mind that the Kentucky Baptist Convention is […]

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Looking Back, Looking Up

September may seem a strange time to reflect on the old year and look ahead to the new. Yet, for us “Baptists” who march to a different drummer with our denominational calendar, now is the time to celebrate the faithfulness of God and of His people during the past year. In that regard, I have […]

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IMB President: Thank You, Kentucky Baptists

In 2010, messengers to the KBC Annual Meeting voted to reprioritize how CP funds are distributed so the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board and other national Southern Baptist causes gain an increasing percentage. Within 10 years, Kentucky Baptists’ goal is to achieve a 50/50 distribution of CP dollars between KBC and SBC causes. […]

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Helping Without Hurting

I recently received a question from a pastor concerning a common dilemma for churches in our day. The church was trying to determine how best to help a family drowning under a growing mountain of debt. Being unfamiliar with many of the specific circumstances, I offered some general questions that might be helpful for any […]

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An Apology

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve.” (1 Peter 5:2) As a pastor for 18 years, I wanted desperately to be a faithful shepherd of God’s flock. […]

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