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Jeremiah 31:27-34

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we read the Scriptures and often feel a sense of de ja vu, like we are in a replay of Jeremiah’s day. Things we felt confident in are being uprooted, accomplishments we depend on for our self-esteem are being torn down, plans we Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? We Are!

Who listens to sermons? My young friends at Crackers & Grape Juice tell me that younger people listen to podcasts, and may read sermons, at a much higher clip than, well, people my age. Jason does call me an old man. The research they point to actually indicates … Continue reading

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Seven Years Seems Like the Perfect Time

I am a little late in commenting on a recent Baptist World Alliance press release. Not seven years though. The email hit my Inbox on December 21. Fourteen days ago. In the opening paragraph of the release the BWA notes,

Leaders of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and

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Baptists Inherently Fractured? Noll Thinks So

I have Baptists on the brain. Three current events form the nexus for my current state of mind. First, my friend The Ex-Reverend sent me a link to Mark Noll’s piece in Books & Culture, “So You’re a Baptist – What might that mean?” Second, I am attending the … Continue reading

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Missing Reconciliation – When Memory Becomes Nostalgia

Last week I reposted a couple of old posts that triggered a Twitter response from a fellow Southern Baptist pastor. He replied, “@doctodd Making me feel terribly nostalgic… :),” and “@doctodd So I guess I’m not the only one feeling nostalgic, huh? :)”

Memory becomes nostalgic when the action … Continue reading

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