Joint Statement

From Rick Lance and John Thweatt

The following is a joint statement from State Convention President John Thweatt and Executive Director, State Board of Missions, Rick Lance: Reports are that the faculty of Samford University voted to affirm the recognition of a student group that identifies with values contrary to biblical teachings on sexuality. We are saddened by this decision, which […]

Is revival outdated?

When we use the word “revival,” we have in the past thought of a series of worship services focusing on spiritual growth and outreach. That is an appropriate usage of the word revival, but it is not the exclusive one. Recently, Jamie Baldwin, a state missionary, brought to my attention an article I wrote while […]

A case for the “slows”

As a student of American history, the horrific events surrounding the Civil War period have always fascinated me. This was an obvious turning point in our nation’s story. Alternative historians love to play the “what if” games with the Civil War, and there are many opportunities for that kind of historical game playing. Without a […]

Sent…Here, There and Everywhere

The year 2016 has been an eventful one for residents of the U.S. and Alabama with unprecedented cultural and political developments. With increasing frequency, change seems the only constant. Even the near future has become difficult to predict as moral upheaval and cultural shifts continue on a variety of fronts. Even with these unsettling challenges, […]