How to preach on race

Today, at the Lifeway Pastors blog, I have an article encouraging white pastors to preach on racial reconciliation. It’s not a subject we’ve often addressed from the pulpit, for a variety of reasons. I also give three ways to do this. The first is the most obvious: preach on race when the biblical text in…

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Here We Stand: An Evangelical Statement on Marriage

Today the Supreme Court issued its ruling, making same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states. I am honored join a broad coalition of evangelicals to sign my name to this statement in dissent: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try…

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A Primer on Southern Baptists

Just who are the Southern Baptists? When I did ministry in the Chicago area (not an SBC stronghold), I often heard evangelicals talk about Southern Baptists in ways that I knew were either caricatures or just plain wrong. This is why I was so glad my boss, Dr. Russell Moore, penned this great piece for OnFaith…

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The Way Home – Episode 23 featuring Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch joins the podcast to talk about her book Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World. Dr. Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc. Listen to this week’s episode of The Way Home   Show Notes August 5 is our second annual National Conference. Our theme this…

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George Yancey on the Rise of Anti-Christian Bias

There has been a lot of recent debate over the shape of Christianity in the West and how it will cause the Church to rethink it’s posture. What nobody is debating is the increasing antagonism toward evangelical faith, both in the West and, in violent and murderous form, overseas. I had the chance to speak…

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The Way Home – Episode 22 featuring Collin Hansen

What are the major blind spots of the evangelical movement? How should Christians read the latest Pew Report on Religion? Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Hansen is the author of the seminal book on the young reformed movement, Young, Restless, and Reformed, and the coauthor of a terrific book on revival, A God-Sized Vision. We will…

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The Way Home – Episode 21 featuring Barnabas Piper

Barnabas Piper joins me to talk about his new book Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not the Enemy of Faith, which comes out July 1. Listen to this week’s episode of The Way Home   Show Notes If you are planning on being at the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, I want to encourage…

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Where the Next Great Christian Apologist Might Come From

Luke describes a poignant scene or series of scenes in Acts 9:19-21: For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in…

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