Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part 3

I recently attended the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention national conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” I am thoroughly encouraged by the work of this entity of our convention and the leadership of its president Dr. Russell Moore. The conference was designed to equip churches, pastors, … Continue reading Reflections on the ERLC Conference 2014: Part 3

The Southern Baptist Convention: An Introduction

  “The Southern Baptist Convention is made up of many individuals, churches, and entities. Although most people understand the term Southern Baptist Convention to refer to the ongoing cooperative efforts of Southern Baptists, it can also be understood as referring to the annual two-day meeting. At this convention, messengers from Southern Baptist churches approve, adjust, … Continue reading The Southern Baptist Convention: An Introduction

9 Essentials of Church Planting – Part 2

Every so often I have a conversation with a dude that is considering church planting. And most of the conversations I have with guys considering or pursuing church planting include questions about what practical essentials a church planter should have. Over the past several years, through tons of conversations with church planters, people who train … Continue reading 9 Essentials of Church Planting – Part 2

9 Essentials of a Church Planter – Part 1

Every so often I have a conversation with a dude that is considering church planting. And most of the conversations I have with guys considering or pursuing church planting include questions about what practical essentials a church planter should have. Over the past several years, through tons of conversations with church planters, people who train … Continue reading 9 Essentials of a Church Planter – Part 1

Concerns about Elevation Church

(Note: Before we released this article we sent it to Elevation church with the hope of opening dialogue about these concerns and learning from Elevation church and Pastor Furtick more about the things of which we were concerned. It has now been nearly a week and we have not heard back from them.) The evangelical … Continue reading Concerns about Elevation Church