General CBF


I am sitting in my office after spending the last day and a half at the Baptist State Convention of NC.  I witnessed a historical moment, and it breaks my heart. The Baptist State Convention has, for about 18 years, provided 4 giving plan options for churches to contribute their missions giving through the state … Continue reading


Angel Food Ministry

Our church has recently become an Angel Food Ministry host site.  If you are not familiar with Angel Food Ministry, it is a ministry started by Joe & Linda Wingo and Emmanuel Praise Church in Monroe, GA.  The purpose of Angel Food is to provide quality food products to individuals and families at very affordable … Continue reading


Pastoral Envy

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:17 I recently learned that coveting is not just an issue of houses, spouses, or cars. Our town is a college town, which … Continue reading


Flipping the Golden Rule

I was listening to the humanist chaplain of Harvard give an interview on American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith.  In a discussion about whether or not humanism is a valid religious movement, the chaplain observed, “We just want to be treated like everybody else.” As I listened, I began to think about those words.  Those … Continue reading


Deprogramming God

I have been involved with an online discussion of Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz.  In the most recent chapter we were discussing, Miller writes, Too much of our time is spent trying to chart God on a grid, and too little is spent allowing our hearts to feel awe.  By reducing Christian spirituality to formula, … Continue reading


Using All The Tools

This past Sunday, we had a representative of Trans World Radio visiting with us in worship.  He took a few minutes to share with us about the ministry of Trans World Radio.  Their mission statement is simple:  to reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced.  TWR broadcasts Christian … Continue reading