Seven Pillars for Ministry

I recently wrote about the BSCNC’s Seven Pillars for Ministry. These are the guidance for our collective ministry as NC Baptists. Practice fervent prayer – This commitment is first because it is the central pillar to the work that the BSCNC is tasked to undertake. Each of the other pillars are possible because of the... Continue Reading →

Sufficiency of Scripture Resolution

The Biblical Recorder is about to run a story that will cite a resolution that is being submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention that I was able to help craft along with others including Rev. Steve Scoggins and Rev. Bill Sturm. It relies on work done by others in previous resolutions along with our own... Continue Reading →

What defines you?

An election is coming. Our country and many churches are divided. We've experienced a great crisis and a time of both national and person tribulation. Don't lose sight of what is most important. Consider this from the 19th century English pastor Charles Spurgeon: Do not pin your faith to anybody's sleeve. Keep close to the... Continue Reading →

Responding to a Crisis

The last several weeks have brought about unimaginable change to the way of life for most people across the world. No other event in my lifetime, including 9/11, has changed the daily life and routine like the COVID-19 crisis. We have witnessed the rapid spread of the virus, a steep economic downturn, and unprecedented growth... Continue Reading →

Make a Nomination

A year ago, I wrote much of the content of this article as an encouragement to NC Baptist to make nominations of leaders from across our state to the various boards and committees that lead in the work of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The time has come to engage in this work... Continue Reading →

J. Allen Murray for PC VP

I am excited to announce that I will nominate Rev. J. Allen Murray to be Vice-President of the 2021 North Carolina Pastors’ Conference when NC Baptist gather in Greensboro next week for our annual convention. Allen is the pastor of Centerville Baptist Church in Kelly, NC and has served churches in Eastern and Western, NC.... Continue Reading →

Hell hates Heaven

  As my wife and I were shopping at Walmart, I noticed the diversity in the people around me. People with many shades of melanin. People from all around the world. People with heritages different from my own. As I observed them, my heart sank thinking of the tragedy at the Walmart in El Paso... Continue Reading →

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