Presidential Postings

  • posted Monday, November 17, 2014

    I think every church in the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond would want their people to engage in preparing weekly for the worship services of their church. Just imagine the power that would be upon God’s preachers and the power that would come upon worship services around the world if the church consistently prepared for these moments spiritually.

  • posted Monday, November 10, 2014

    With a deep burden for revival in the church, spiritual awakening in America, and for the world to be reached for Christ, I wrote this simple and brief 16-page e-book entitled, “Pleading With Southern Baptists”. It is imperative we now come together in clear agreement and visible union in extraordinary prayer.

  • posted Monday, November 3, 2014

    The SBC has fewer growing churches and more declining churches than ever before in our history. I want to suggest four actions we can take to see this turn around over the next five years.

  • 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).