Striking the Waters: A Unity of Purpose and Consecration 

On May 13, 1924, Southern Baptists from across the country gathered for their annual business session in Memphis, Tenn. Awakened to global opportunity, enlivened by organizational potential, unified by a burgeoning denominational consciousness, and determined to maximize their sacrifices in the most efficient manner, they leaned in with great expectation to hear Chairman M.E. Dodd’s […]

Church membership drop, anxiety spotlight Gospel need 

As recent polls put U.S. church membership at an all-time low and anxiety at an all-time high, some Southern Baptist leaders say the numbers are a wake-up call to Christians’ deep need to take the Great Commission personally. A Gallup Poll published in mid-April found that around 50 percent of Americans self-reported as members of […]

Outside the Walls: One Sweet Prayer

“Daddy, can I have some Easter candy for breakfast?” As cute as my son Corder is, there are some requests that fall on deaf ears in my house (especially when Grandmama isn’t around). However, there are other requests that put me on the move every time: “Daddy, can you help me with my homework? Daddy, […]