Presidential Postings

  • posted Monday, October 27, 2014

    I have been serving as President of the Southern Baptist Convention for 138 days. When I look at what has occurred in our world in these past 138 days, I am absolutely astounded.

  • posted Monday, October 20, 2014

    In an unprecedented action on October 14, the city attorneys of Houston, Texas, subpoenaed sermons and other communications from selected pastors who opposed the city’s HERO ordinance (formally called “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance”). This ordinance bans discrimination “on the basis of protected characteristics” in “city employment, city services, city contracting practices, housing, public accommodations, and private employment” (City of Houston, Texas, Ordinance No. 2014-530).

  • posted Monday, October 13, 2014

    Last week I began to share 10 burdens many leaders have about the Southern Baptist Convention. Now, it is time to share the remaining five burdens.

  • posted Monday, October 6, 2014

    Recently, I had the privilege to spend a 24-hour period with close to 100 leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention. I want to share five of the ten burdens that were identified by those present, agreed upon, and discussed together. Next week, I will write about the remaining five burdens.

  • posted Monday, September 29, 2014

    You see, we have a funding crisis, not only because we are not growing in our giving through the Cooperative Program; but we have a funding crisis that brings a deeper threat financially. I believe we have a funding crisis not only in dollars, but also in philosophy.