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Why Churches Grow

Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege of preaching for chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. It’s always an enjoyable experience to preach in chapel, especially in the first week of classes when students are fresh and eager. After chapel, we had lunch with President Kelley and several faculty members. It was a warm informal […]

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Why I’m Happy to be at the SBC (and Why It’s Hard to be a Pastor)

Martha and I are enjoying a few days in Dallas at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. We are enjoying this time of business and fellowship. Here’s why. First of all, we are enjoying seeing so many people we’ve known through the years and who do the kinds of things we do. At […]

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Can You Really Serve Two Masters?

I have a cartoon drawing in my office from many years ago. It really doesn’t make any sense today so I don’t leave it where people can see it. It says this, “Who says you can’t serve two masters?” It was drawn by my buddy Joe McKeever who is renowned for his ability to doodle […]

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Reaching the Cities

This week I had an interesting teleconference interview about reaching the hard to reach cities of America. This coincides with the North America Mission Board emphasis of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to our nation and the North American continent and with the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to reach America. The North American Mission […]

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“You Have Everything You Need”

I bought my first personal computer in the early 80s. During that time I was professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. That early personal computer was a perfect fit for my work at the seminary. I was writing books, articles, and preparing notes for lectures. And while I wasn’t […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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