Current Events

Current Events

Civility in a Post-Civil Age

No one can deny that over the past few years we have witnessed a significant decline in how people interact with those who disagree with them, whatever the topic.  When the topic in question happens to be one that the people involved are passionate about (politics, religion, or football), it can become heated in a hurry.  If you add the layer of social media, where those…

Suicide and Hope

A sad aspect of our culture today is its incredibly short attention span.  Matters of great importance often remain in the national conversation only long enough for the current news cycle, to be replaced by the next crisis du jour.  We see and hear expressions of lament concerning the situation, but then we move on and allow the issue to fade away from the collective…

SBC Presidential Election

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is fast approaching (June 12-13), so I want to take the next couple of weeks to share some thoughts on some of the things that will be coming up at this year’s gathering in Dallas, Texas.  They are expecting a particularly large turnout this year (between 8,000 and 9,000 messengers – the largest since 2010 – as well as…