A Time to Listen

The venerable fourth century pastor John Chrysostom faced a predicament. A group of widows had become some of the most prominent leaders in the church at Antioch, and their influence was increasing. Though he described them as "cherished," they had also grown increasingly vocal which apparently had created some conflict. In a surprising show of … Continue reading A Time to Listen

A Few Thoughts about Conflict ahead of SWBTS Trustee Meeting 5/22/18

There is much ado about the developing at situation Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) with its president Paige Patterson, which also has significant implications for the upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and the SBC as a whole.┬áThis scenario has become another unfortunate chapter in SBC life, and at SWBTS, an institution … Continue reading A Few Thoughts about Conflict ahead of SWBTS Trustee Meeting 5/22/18

Remembering Dr. Roy Fish and his passion for the “good news”

"We lost another good one, today." Those were the words I found myself using all day after hearing about the passing of my former professor Dr. Roy Fish on 9/10/12. Dr. Fish was a distinguished professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as an important denominational and ecumenical leader around the world. … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Roy Fish and his passion for the “good news”