Southern Baptist Convention

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  • posted Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    In a Baptist Press story on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, we were informed of the most recent Annual Church Profile (or ACP), where churches report their own statistics. So how are we really doing as Southern Baptists? I want to give you a few thoughts about our statistics from the compiled ACP from the churches who reported.

  • posted Monday, June 6, 2016

    The future of Southern Baptist Convention is on my heart this week. Perhaps now, days away from the conclusion of my two-year presidency, my feelings may lean toward being a little nostalgic.

  • posted Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    As we enter the final stretch toward our Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis on June 14-15, I want to call upon each individual and every Southern Baptist church to set aside time to pray. For several weeks, I have prayed very specifically and intentionally each day.

  • posted Monday, May 23, 2016

    A reporter recently asked me a very thought provoking question: If you had two more years as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, what would you do? I was not intimidated by the question; in fact, I have thought about it since the beginning of the year.

  • posted Monday, May 16, 2016

    Unity demands we accept one another in love. Unity requires work — hard work. Unity is an act of humility.