Ethics & Justice: 
2019 Currie-Strickland Lectures – Muslim Immigration: Following Christ Through the Debate

This week, I attended the 12th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. These lectures are named for David R. Currie, who led Texas Baptists Committed as executive director for over two decades (1988-2009); and Phil Strickland, who served as director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission Read more . . .

Faith & Politics:
Voting Christ’s values – a perspective, part 1: The Beatitudes

Some evangelical leaders have been quoted as saying our nation elects “a president, not a pastor,” explaining that – in electing a president (and, presumably, other government officials) – they are willing to ignore Christian values in the interest of electing someone who will “get things done,” in other words, further their own political agenda. Read more . . .

Baptists:
TBC’s legacy, my own journey, and a few of the key people in both (remarks to my retirement dinner)

(Click here for video of the entire program.) First, a few thank yous to: • George Mason and Wilshire Baptist Church, for hosting this dinner • Heather Mustain, for facilitating all of the preparations • Chef Elizabeth Ferguson and your staff, for the wonderful meal • David Hammons for taking care of the sound and Read more . . .