Media and Blogging from Union and Lead09

Trevin Wax has compiled a summary of his live-blogging from the Union conference held last week entitled “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism.”  His summaries are concise, readable, and contain “memorable quotations,” a nice feature that I haven’t seen before in the live-blogging community.  I’m glad that we have a written, accessible record [Read More...]

Powerhouse Conference at Union University: Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations

In just one month, from October 6-9, 2009 in Jackson, TN, Union University is hosting one of the more interesting conferences to be held in conservative Christian circles in 2009-10 (yes, I’m on the school calendar).  It’s entitled “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations” and it is worth attendance and attention. I would [Read More...]

The Link 7.24.09: Mark Driscoll’s Book, Tim Tebow’s Faith, and Martha’s Vineyard

1. Have you seen the new Sports Illustrated profile of University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow?  If not, here it is.  This guy seems to be the real deal.  An outspoken Christian who loves preaching the gospel.  Encouraging. 2. That street vendor selling hot dogs?  According to the NYT, he’s on Twitter.  3. For those of [Read More...]

At SBTS, Fidelity Matters: A Friendly Response to Dave Doran

For those of you who did not follow my post about the Southern Seminary sesquicentennial and the subsequent discussion it sparked, Andy Naselli put together a nice blog about the two sides related to the McCall Pavilion controversy at Southern.  I’ll skip a lengthy summary and say this: Greg Gilbert and Mark Rogers agreed with [Read More...]

The Link 6.26.09: Danny Akin, Mark Dever, and the SBC’s Future

1. Just one link in this busy week.  For those who have not heard of this conference, it is worth noting: “God Exposed: Awkward Preaching in a Comfortable Age – September 25-26, 2009 — Sponsored by 9Marks and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary God Exposed will call pastors and church leader to embrace and defend expositional preaching [Read More...]

Rumbling in the SBC: 2009 Convention Dispatches

I’m in the River City (Louisville, KY) for vacation.  My trip has coincided with a number of fun events: first, the annual Southern Baptist Convention, and second, the 150th anniversary of Southern Seminary, my alma mater.  The SBTS extravaganza is tomorrow, so I’ll talk about that then.  For now, here are a few thoughts from the [Read More...]

The Link, January 23, 2009

1. If you haven’t heard of the Urban Glory website, you should have. My friend Brad Cochrane has a great thing started over there, including a podcast with SBC President Johnny Hunt. Check out the site and its slick design. 2. Another great podcast to keep an eye on is the InSight podcast produced by [Read More...]

Compelling Books: Thom Rainer’s Simple Church

This is not a book review of Rainer’s 2005 text, Simple Church, but more a reflection based on the book. I will give you a quick summation before I leave you with my thoughts. Rainer, a church consultant and strategist and current president of the SBC publishing monolith Lifeway Books, writes with Eric Geiger, a [Read More...]


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