Bruce Ashford Podcast Interview, St. Louis Baptists and Refugees, Reaching the Nations In North America Conference

Bruce Ashford Podcast Interview, St. Louis Baptists and Refugees, Reaching the Nations In North America Conference

The When Heaven and Earth Collide podcast, Episode 06 with Dr. Bruce Ashford, Provost and Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians and One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics. Bruce also has a fantastic blog… Continue Reading

Ed Stetzer Interview on Immigrants, Refugees, and How the Church Can Respond

Ed Stetzer Interview on Immigrants, Refugees, and How the Church Can Respond

In the latest When Heaven and Earth Collide podcast interview, Ed Stetzer and I talk about the changing ethnic landscape of America with the presence of immigrants and refugees and how the church can respond to what is happening demographically – but more importantly, respond to what God is doing in all of this and to… Continue Reading

Bryant Wright on Refugee Ministry and the Love of Christ

Bryant Wright on Refugee Ministry and the Love of Christ

Episode 4 of the When Heaven and Earth Collide podcast features Pastor Bryant Wright of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia talking about helping refugees experience the love of Christ. Wright and Johnson Ferry were thrust into the middle of controversy last December when they agreed to follow through on their commitment to sponsor… Continue Reading

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