I recently lead a small gathering of 50 or so youth ministers on the topic of technology and its influence on teen behavior. The number one question on everyone’s mind was “How can we help teenagers when it seems like they seem to know more than we do on this topic?” It’s a valid question but it need not be … Read More
Choosing the Best Bible Translation
Clemson versus USC. Coke versus sweet tea. Krispy Kreme versus Dunkin Donuts. The mere mention of such subjects will likely spawn spirited squabbles among some South Carolina Baptists. But one topic towers above all in its potential to produce dissent and debate in the pews. No, not politics. Bible translations. When it comes to translations, most Christians have their preference, … Read More
The 10 Most Influential Books as I Near 40
Channing CrislerA native of Lubbock, TX, Channing Crisler holds a BS in History from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. He received his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Confessions is good for the soul
You really should read Augustine’s Confessions. He might teach (or reteach) you something. And at the very least reading it might inspire you to compose your own confession.
Green Grass and Growing Disciples
My lawn looks worse than it has in a few years. Thin spots abound and bare spots appear in what was once a carpet-thick plane of bountiful blades. A sickly and yellowish color has usurped the deep, robust green. It is growing unevenly and needs mowing only rarely. This is in spite of summer’s favorable weather. During 2013’s summer deluge … Read More
Leadership Looks Like a Cross
We must not make leadership harder than it is by following faulty patterns of leadership. Spurn fleshly tendencies toward power and pride and learn to lead in the shape of the cross.
Helpful insights for all of us as we deal with individuals and families who have been the victims of tragedy and trauma.
Children & Conversion: When is a Child Ready?
Parents often feel unable to determine if a child is responding to the message of the gospel or simply mimicking his or her surroundings in an evangelical culture.
The Positional Directions of Leadership
Leadership is posture. The way in which leaders position themselves in relation to those they lead largely determines their leadership effectiveness.