"Shine Like Stars In The World" Philippians 2:15
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I've seen...a thing or two

Unfortunately, after 36 years of ministry, a lot of things I've known and seen are not good. I have personally made magnificent mistakes and gargantuan gaffes as a pastor and I've seen others do so as well. I've seen pastors and churches make decisions against all reason and guidance that would almost make your head explode.

65, Nothing but a retirement myth
Retirement begins when you're ready

Before the Social Security Act of 1935 there was no such thing as retirement, at least not in the way we understand it today. Back then, if you were alive, you worked until it was physically impossible. Unless you were in line to inherit the Rockefeller fortune, but that is a whole other story.

Greenway lays out 'big-tent vision' for Southwestern

FORT WORTH, Texas—"I believe Southwestern Seminary historically has been at its best when it's been known as the big-tent seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention," Adam W. Greenway said in his first chapel sermon as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 21.

LifeWay to close its 170 stores, focus on digital retail

NASHVILLE—LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a shift to a digital retail strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019.

The many multiethnic faces of Southern Baptists

When regenerate followers of Christ discuss race relations in America in general, or in the SBC, we should do so without being overly critical or biting toward one another. Ad hominem attacks only engender more heat than light. No one is edified. The apostle Paul chastised the church at Galatia to avoid "biting and devouring one another lest those in the church destroy one another" (Galatians 5:15).

Executive Committee to vote on pres. nominee April 2

DALLAS—The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee will hold a special called meeting in Dallas April 2 to vote on a presidential nominee, EC chairman Mike Stone announced March 19.