Category Archives: Seminary

10 Reasons to stop giving through the Cooperative Program…and why they’re wrong

As I near a quarter of a century of ministry in and to churches cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention, I can reflect upon countless conversations about the cooperative missions offering known as the Cooperative Program. In my role as a pastor, those conversations took place in budget committee meetings, missions committee meetings, in church hallways […]

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SBC agency leaders’ reports underscore importance of CP

Once a year, typically in February, I have the opportunity to attend a meeting of all of the state convention executive directors from across the Southern Baptist Convention. At this year’s meeting, we heard reports from SBC president Ronnie Floyd and several SBC agency heads, including David Platt (International Mission Board), Kevin Ezell (North American […]

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Southern Baptist Terrorists? A response to Mike Greer

In a ludicrous and highly offensive article recently published by Associated Baptist Press, Mike Greer likens Southern Baptists to one of the most brutal, murdersome terror cells in the world. Greer writes: “Boko Haram and Southern Baptists have some things in common. Both are seeking to counteract or derail what is perceived by them to […]

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Dr. Mohler on The State Baptist Conventions and the SBC

Encouraging words from my seminary’s president: Fall brings the opening of the new school year, the energy of the season of autumn and, for Southern Baptists, the meeting of the state Baptist conventions. In coming weeks, most of our state conventions will be holding their annual meetings. Pastors and laypeople will gather from local churches […]

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A Cart, A Corpse and a King: Why the Holiness of God is Essential to Evangelism

I had the privilege of speaking in Chapel at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville earlier this week.

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