Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’


Video: How do Large Families Fit into the Church?

I was recently honored to have a conversation with Daniel Darling of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission about my role as a father. We spoke to issues such as the role that family plays in my identity, what it means to raise a gospel-centered family, and how we at Midwestern Seminary are training students Read more


As One with Authority: The Four Pillars of Authoritative Preaching

When published in 1971, Fred Craddock’s As One without Authority landed like “a bombshell on the playground of preachers.” In it, Craddock called for a new homiletic, for preaching to start with the hearer, not the text, and for preaching to be inductive, not deductive. Craddock argued preaching was in hopeless decline and the church Read more

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Happily, Proudly & Wholeheartedly Southern Baptist

As an SBC seminary president, I often feel like a cork bobbing in a Southern Baptist ocean.  I am so much in and a part of this convention that it can be difficult to extract myself to observe and assess the denomination I serve. Yet, in recent days I have found myself doing just that. Read more