Danny Akin Podcast Interview: Immigration, the Great Commission, and Escaping Fear

Danny Akin Podcast Interview: Immigration, the Great Commission, and Escaping Fear

The next When Heaven and Earth Collide interview is up with Dr. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Akin and I have a wide-ranging conversation about how immigrants coming to America relates to Scriptural commands involving the Great Commission and loving our neighbor. Dr. Akin calls upon Christians to engage immigrants with… Continue Reading

When Heaven and Earth Collide Podcast With Bart Barber on Immigration Reform and Religious Freedom

When Heaven and Earth Collide Podcast With Bart Barber on Immigration Reform and Religious Freedom

I am starting a new podcast called When Heaven and Earth Collide with interviews from leaders from across the country on issues related to immigration, race, religious freedom, culture, politics, faith/theology, and how Jesus affects all of this and calls us to “tell a better story.” When the life and teachings of Jesus (Heaven) collide… Continue Reading

Montgomery MultiHousing Ministry of the Montgomery Baptist Association

Montgomery MultiHousing Ministry of the Montgomery Baptist Association

This Spring/Summer, the Montgomery Baptist Association (MBA) has been working to kick off an association-wide MultiHousing Ministry. The idea behind MultiHousing Ministry (MHM) is that local churches would identify apartment complexes and trailer parks where individuals and families dwell together in close proximity and they would engage those areas in prayer, service, acts of love… Continue Reading

On Racism, the Shooting of Black Men, Religious Liberty, and the Better Way of Jesus

On Racism, the Shooting of Black Men, Religious Liberty, and the Better Way of Jesus

Philando Castille. Alton Sterling. Gregory Gunn. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Walter Scott. Eric Harris. John Crawford III. All shot dead or killed in the past two to three years. I might not know all that happened, but I know that someone should not die in response to selling CD’s or reaching for their… Continue Reading

Samantha Bee, the SBC’s Refugee Resolution, and How We Witness of Jesus to a Watching World

Samantha Bee, the SBC’s Refugee Resolution, and How We Witness of Jesus to a Watching World

Late Night comedienne, Samantha Bee of TBS and formerly of The Daily Show, recently praised Southern Baptists. She heartily affirmed the SBC for the Refugee Resolution that we just passed at our convention and Dr. Russell Moore for his defense of religious liberty, even for Muslims (the video has a few instances of rough language, including a… Continue Reading

Evangelical Immigration Table Booth at the SBC, St. Louis, June 13-15

Evangelical Immigration Table Booth at the SBC, St. Louis, June 13-15

I will be helping to lead the Evangelical Immigration Table booth at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO next week from June 13-15. I have been working as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, which is a consortium of ministries such as the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the… Continue Reading