A Heritage from the Lord

Pam and I joined an elite club recently. It has all kind of benefits to the membership. The others in this club have some unique and special commonalities. They are often showing pictures to anyone who will look at them, sometimes even to total strangers. Their social media sites focus upon these kind of pictures […]

What Do We Do Now?

Since the official ruling on June 26, 2015, by the U.S. Supreme Court — which changes the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples — I have offered a brief commentary via a video email and composed a joint statement with our convention president, Travis Coleman. These comments have been an attempt to express dissent in response […]

Response to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage

From Rick Lance, executive director, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Montgomery, Ala., and Travis Coleman, Jr., senior minister, First Baptist Church, Prattville, Ala., and president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention: We are deeply saddened by the United States Supreme Court ruling which changes the legal definition of marriage and, as a result, is […]

A Rally for Biblical Marriage

A few observations from today’s Alabama for Marriage Rally at the State Capitol: The rally had the message of “speaking the truth in love.” Culture may not understand that biblical balance, but it is real! Protesters were treated with dignity and respect. Salt and light are our calling. John Killian spoke boldly about the need […]

Why is the ACP Important?

Asking such a question may sound a bit skeptical, or even cynical. Yet currently, more times than I can ever recall, the question is posed. My purpose is not to defend the Annual Church Profile — or ACP as it is commonly known — rather I would like to offer a brief perspective as to […]