Why I signed the Great Commission Resurgence declaration

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Danny Akin, Johnny Hunt and others have released a manifesto entitled, “Toward a Great Commission Resurgence.” It is a document aimed at Southern Baptists with implications far beyond the SBC. In some respects this call is the culmination of a growing concern among many Southern Baptists over the last several years. The essence of the…



Reflections on the death of a friend, Brian Hamrick

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Pastor Brian Hamrick entered the land of the living last night, April 24, 2009, while recuperating from surgery in Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida. Brian served as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Clewiston, FL. He was admitted to Gulf Coast via medi-flight on April 11 after serious complications from surgery set in. Brian…



Akin: Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence

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In a much-anticipated message at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Danny Akin today unveiled 12 “Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence.” Dr. Akin, more than anyone else, has been outspoken in his call for such a resurgence. His leadership in doing so has met with mixed response ranging from condescending, dismissive scoffing to enthusiastic support….



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In a much-anticipated message at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Danny Akin today unveiled 12 “Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence.” Dr. Akin, more than anyone else, has been outspoken in his call for such a resurgence. His leadership in doing so has met with mixed response ranging from condescending, dismissive scoffing to enthusiastic support….



Pray for Brian Hamrick

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UPDATE: Wednesday at 3:30 PM Eastern Time I spoke with Katherine and learned that Brian has had 2 stable days. He was taken off the ventilator for 15 minutes today and responded well. The doctors are hopeful that further surgery will not be necessary and they plan to start slowly taking him off the heavy…



"Better to Light a Candle" – Pierre-Charles Toureille (1900 – 1976)

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From Kairos Journal (an excellent online resource): Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille risked his life during World War II to keep Jews out of Nazi death camps.(1) At the beginning of the war, before many people could fathom Hitler’s true intentions, he served under the Protestant Federation of France (FPF) as chaplain for refugees in southern France….



How to stay out of debt

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Owen Strachan has a very good post about financial strife that many people bring with them to marriage. Debt has a way of creating stress in a marriage and, unfortunately, it is a subject that too few are willing to consider biblically. In our consumeristic age (now compounded with a growing “government bailout” mentality) the…



Founders Breakfast with Dr. Danny Akin

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This year’s Founders Breakfast will be held June 23 at 6:30 AM in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Coronet Ballroom A/B (on Level One) in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will be our speaker. He is one of the key leaders in calling for a Great Commission Resurgence within the…



No National Founders Conference in 2009

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The National Founders Conference will not not meet this summer. Though we will miss the fellowship, instruction and encouragement that the conference has generated over the last 26 years, there are good reasons behind this decision. Let me list several of them: 1. There are now many excellent conferences based on the doctrines of grace…