July 31, 2015

EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists

During the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, EthicsDaily.com created a series of videos featuring various global Baptist leaders. An article provides a quick overview of the videos. The piece,  EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists , in…
Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

West African Baptists Teach Congress about Ebola

The Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, wrapped up on Sunday. It was a great time of fellowship, dialogue, and worship (and sightseeing). I'm glad we went to Africa for the Congress and appreciated the focus on African issues. One session feat…
Continue Reading

July 28, 2015

Baptists from Nazareth Appeal to Global Baptists at Congress

Saturday at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, brought a change in pace. The day started with a special breakfast to hear from Baptists in Nazareth. I wrote about their comments in an EthicsDaily.com article,  Baptists from Nazareth Appeal to …
Continue Reading

July 27, 2015

South Africans Teach Global Baptists about Truth, Reconciliation

With Baptists from around the world gathering in South Africa for the Baptist World Congress, part of the programming focus was on the nation's historic transition from a apartheid regime to a freer and more open society. During breakout sessions, several…
Continue Reading

July 26, 2015

Church and Technology

On Thursday, I joined my EthicsDaily.com colleagues Robert Parham and Cliff Vaughn in leading a session at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Our session on "Church and Technology" brought in a nice crowd, and we had a lot of fun. W…
Continue Reading

July 24, 2015

Rwandan Baptist Honored with Human Rights Award

The Baptist World Congress continued Thursday in Durban, South Africa. A key highlight of the day came as the Baptist World Alliance's human rights award was given. My Ethics Daily article today, Rwandan Baptist Honored with Human Rights Award , highlights…
Continue Reading

July 23, 2015

Africans Welcome Global Baptists to BWA Congress

The Baptist World Congress opened Wednesday in Durban, South Africa. The first Congress held in Africa, the opening worship session included an energetic welcome from African Baptists. My latest Ethics Daily article,  Africans Welcome Global Baptists to BWA Co…
Continue Reading

July 22, 2015

Global Baptists Gather in South Africa

The Baptist World Congress officially started today in Durban, South Africa. My first Ethics Daily article ran today to introduce the gathering. The article,  Global Baptists Gather in South Africa , includes some excellent comments from an interview I had with…
Continue Reading

July 21, 2015


I landed a few hours ago in Durban, South Africa, to attend the Baptist World Congress this week. I left early Sunday morning with two of my Ethics Daily colleagues and we had a day layover in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While in Dubai, we filmed a short vid…
Continue Reading

July 19, 2015

Heading to South Africa

I'm leaving on a jet plane. Today I start my journey to the Baptist World Congress, held every five years by the Baptist World Alliance . This year the gathering is in Durban, South Africa. I'm looking forward to visiting that country and experiencing …
Continue Reading

July 18, 2015

Engaging the New

I sent out my monthly email update for July, which notes some of my recent work. It also includes a short reflection ("Engaging the New") about my new position with Churchnet as Generational Engagement Team Leader. You can read the update here and …
Continue Reading

July 17, 2015

Churches Should 'Like' the #

As churches seek to reach younger people - who are often not attending churches - social media could play an important role. As in past times with other communicative mediums, it remains important to go where the audience is. I explored this idea in a piece f…
Continue Reading

July 13, 2015

Back in the Pulpit

Yesterday I preached at Union Mound Baptist Church in Elkland, Missouri. I served as pastor at the church for a couple of years just over a decade ago (wow, I feel kind of old). It was good to be back to see the wonderful people. During the morning service, I…
Continue Reading

July 6, 2015

Building Bridges

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) held its 2015 general assembly  last month in Dallas with the theme "Building Bridges." To add to the consideration of the theme, CBF leaders put together an art exhibit. The exhibit included a photo I took, w…
Continue Reading