Leland Conway Show: Follow Up

Last week, I had the privilege of being interviewed on the Leland Conway Show on WHAS 840 AM and on WLAP. Several callers after my interview posed interesting questions about Kentucky Baptists’ opposition to gambling expansion. These questions included some fairly common objections. Since I was off the line and unable to answer thopse questions […]

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Lessons in Love

Michelle and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary on July 31st. Our courtship began in middle school. Apart from a few periods of teenage drama, we have actually been together for 30 years. The Proverbs say, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD” (18:22). How thankful I

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Our Mission

Developing and utilizing a mission statement is a common practice for churches, businesses, and most any type of organization. A well-written mission statement clearly states the organization’s purpose and serves as a guidepost to help the organization remain true to that purpose. Thus, the mission statement of the Kentucky Baptist Convention states the primary purpose

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Religious Freedom

This is a guest post by Curtis Woods, Associate Executive Director for Convention Relations & Communications In his classic work, City of God, Augustine reminds readers that even though this world is not our ultimate home, Christians have the responsibility to stand up for truth no matter the cost. Simply put, there are some causes worth

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Have you…

Ever been part of a dodransbicentennial celebration? No? Then here’s your chance! On November 13, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky Baptists will come together to celebrate the dodransbicentennial of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. If you are wondering what a dodransbicentennial is in the first place, no worries, I looked it up: it

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Measuring Ministry Success

The following is a guest post by T.J. Francis, second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church of Walton. The pressure is immense and at times even unbearable. You want to make a good impression and appear to be making an impact in the Kingdom. You dream of being

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