March 30, 2007

Friday Photo

Our dog, Poco, poses next to a fire hydrant (though it took a little while to get her to do this). I then made the photo black-and-white except for the red, which really makes the fire hydrant stand out.
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March 28, 2007

March 26, 2007

Say Again

Sometimes people say something that just makes me stop, scratch my head, and try to figure out why in the world they said it or what in the world they meant. Richard Land recently made one such statement. Land, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Conven…
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March 24, 2007

March 23, 2007

Friday Photo

Here is a shot I took of a Wal-Mart store that was being torn down. I like the paradox of having the pictures of the smiling boys in the midst of the destruction.
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March 22, 2007

March 21, 2007

Book Review

The first review of my book ( For God's Sake, Shut Up!: Lessons for Christians on How to Speak Effectively and When to Remain Silent ) is out in this week's issue of the Word & Way , which is the newspaper for Missouri Baptists. The piece is not onli…
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March 20, 2007

March 18, 2007

The Face of the New Christendom

The face of Christianity is literally changing as Christians in the Southern Hemisphere are rapidly growing in number. This is not a new finding, but I was recently reminded of this and its importance while discussing issues of how Southern Baptists relate to…
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March 17, 2007

Blogger Cartoon

This Frank & Ernest cartoon was emailed to me the other day. I joked with the individual that they must be trying to send me a gentle hint (which they denied). However, I do think it raises a legitimate issue for many bloggers. The goal of this site is to …
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March 16, 2007

Friday Photo

There have been a lot of fireworks disrupting Baptist life these days, often involving attempts to kick people out or to control ministries. That got me thinking about the one time I saw actual fireworks go off at a Baptist convention meeting. These literal f…
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March 15, 2007

Satan Hates Life

LifeChurch.tv , an interactive church, has started a new campaign called SatanHatesLife.com . Along with the website, there are billboards that are a play on the "God billboards" from a few years back. While those were black with a statement supposedl…
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March 14, 2007

Hanging Up

The Dove Foundation, an organization attempting to clean up Hollywood with family values, apparently has upset a lot of people because of its phone calls. The group recently settled with the state of Missouri after being sued for violating the no call list. T…
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March 13, 2007

March 12, 2007

March 9, 2007

Friday Photo

Here is a shot from the balcony down on people below, which makes for somewhat of an interesting angle. It is kind of the bird's-eye view of the service (or perhaps even a heavenly angle). The photo is centered on two ministers from Guatemala who were sit…
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March 7, 2007

March 6, 2007

March 5, 2007

March 2, 2007

Friday Photo

Denton Lotz will be retiring this year as the General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. Tomorrow, there is a celebration of his service. He has led the BWA through some difficult times, but has done a great job. This photo is from when he spoke at the …
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March 1, 2007