Radically Reprioritizing and Redefining the SBC

Like my fellow Southern Baptist pastors, I received a message, via email, on Tuesday, from the new President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bryant Wright.  Because of ministry priorities, including Vacation Bible School this week, I only skimmed Dr. Wright’s message…

Gay Families and Grace Cards

The kids are all right.  At least that’s what the movie of the same name wants you to think.  Playing in limited release in seven theatres in five cities (New York, San Francisco, LA, Chicago, and Toronto), The Kids Are…

The Misspoke Defense

The misstatements never seem to end.  Just when you thought it was safe, another errant misstatement comes flying out of nowhere.  And not from where you expect.  Or then again, maybe from exactly where you expect.  After a hailstorm of criticism, Charles…

Freedom to Speak Freely

What’s in a name?  So asked one of the title characters in William Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet.  As someone with a rare moniker, I am drawn to stories that feature people who share my name, either as a given…

Gay Marriage: A Gospel Response

Gay marriage. Regardless of which side of the great divide you find yourself on, when it comes to this white hot cultural issue, one thing is certain – same-sex marriage will be legal in not just California and Massachusetts (and…