Morris Chapman and the Great Commission Resurgence

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Morris H. Chapman is president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. Last week he published an article through Baptist Press entitled, “This One Thing I Do (Philippians 3:12-14).” In it he provides a critique of the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) document and offers reasons for his unwillingness to sign it….



IMB cuts and the GCR call

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What is the relationship between the recent call for a Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) and the vote this week by International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention to scale back missionary appointments for this year? Just this: both make the case that Southern Baptist churches desperately need to reexamine and retool their priorities…



Death is Not Dying

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If you have not seen this video of a talk given by Rachel Barkley then I encourage you to stop reading and watch it now. Rachel is a wife and mother who is dying of cancer. She talks about her life and impending death to a group of ladies in Vancouver. It is a compelling…



New Founders podcast: Wyman Richardson interviews James Leo GarretP

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Dr. Wyman Richardson interviews Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus, Dr. James Leo Garrett, in the newest Founders Podcast. Dr. Garrett was my major professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the embodiment of a faithful, careful, humble Christian Scholar and was a great encouragement to me in my MDiv and especially PhD work. His…