Category Archives: Ministry

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

The Pain of Rejection and Displacement Gives Way to the Welcoming Healing of Christ

The Pain of Rejection and Displacement Gives Way to the Welcoming Healing of Christ

What if we are not that different from refugees and sojourners? What if their story is our story and their presence is actually God reminding us of our own deep need for Him and for community? And what if how we treat them speaks to where we find our own hope? Rejection and displacement are… Continue Reading

A Resolution on Ministry to Immigrants for Alabama Baptists

The 2014 Alabama Baptist State Convention will take place in Birmingham, AL on November 11-12. I am submitting the following resolution to the convention. It calls for holistic gospel ministry to immigrants in our state by Alabama Baptists. The resolution also encourages our elected officials to work together to agree upon equitable immigration reform. Alabama… Continue Reading

Jesus’ Life As A Model for the Church: Harassed and Helpless Like Sheep Without A Shepherd

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The… Continue Reading

Bonhoeffer on the Kingdom of God and Self

Doing research tonight and I was reading about the German Confessing Church during the Nazi regime of the 1930's and 40's. Of course, I ran across Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Christian, Pastor, and philosopher who opposed the Nazi regime on the basis of Christian fidelity. Here are some quotes that challenged me deeply:  “Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

The Apology of Aristides, Fasting, and the Lifestyles of Early Christians

At LIFE Group this past Friday night, we were sitting outside by the fire and talking about prayer and fasting and how the discipline of fasting has a two-fold objective, which is to put away distractions and dependencies to bring us to God and then to give ourselves away to others.  Gabe Posey, a member… Continue Reading