Reaffirming biblical marriage

On Friday, January 23, a federal judge ruled that Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Yet as Alabama Baptists, we will continue to stand for marriage as defined by Scripture. The biblical view of marriage as one man and one woman is the foundation for society. This foundation is cracking and crumbling fast in […]

A Christmas Prayer for God’s People

As Baptists, we are not known for our written prayers. As a young pastor, I actually frowned upon such things. I am certain I was somewhat critical of those who thoughtfully prepared, in written form, prayers for Sundays and other worship occasions. That was my problem and not theirs. I assumed that spontaneity and extemporaneous […]

A Brief Blog About a Faithful Witness

Today, we said goodbye to State Missionary Keith Loomis. The last time I saw Keith, I asked him how he was doing, his answer says it all: “I am blessed.” Many others, myself included, have likewise been blessed in so many ways by our Lord, including for having known His servant, Keith Loomis. In the […]

Four Strategic Challenges

Little Hope or Big Hope? The following was a presentation to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions on May 16, 2014, by State Missionary and Executive Director Rick Lance: Little Hope Baptist Church was the reported name of a church a friend of mine saw on a road sign while traveling in the open country of east […]