I Need Peace

old boat in the stormy ocean

I’ve heard that before and even voiced it myself. Peace is a struggle living in a restless culture. At the heart of the unsettled is a yearning to experience peace. […]

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  • old boat in the stormy ocean

    I Need Peace

    I’ve heard that before and even voiced it myself. Peace is a struggle living in a restless culture. At the heart of the unsettled is a yearning to experience peace. […]

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  • Books

    What Are You Reading?

    Learning is a major function in the leader’s life. When an influencer learns, he/she gains an edge. Reading is an instrumental tool in learning. As Christian leaders, we ought to be […]

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    A New Favorite for Christmas

    “Noel” by Chris Tomlin featuring Lauren Daigle is probably my favorite new Christmas song this year. The lyrics are a powerful reminder. Come and see what God has done! Isn’t […]

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    I Value Life

    I recently attended a statewide meeting of Baptists that couldn’t adopt a generic resolution to affirm life. This doesn’t reflect me. For both Biblical and personal reasons, I’m pro-life. There’s […]

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  • Centrism

    The Evangelical Centrist

    The term “evangelical centrist” made its way back into recent conversations. In the mid-2000s, the term defined a growing segment of evangelicalism differing from traditionalists (fundamentalists) and modernists (liberals).  The […]

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  • Vision

    #BGAV, What is the Plan?

    The books are closed and the #BGAV15 Annual Meeting is history. By and large, It was a good week. As our newer structure engages the work of the association this […]

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    Time for a Group Hug…

    [Disclaimer: I don’t normally go for the group hug thing, but I have to here.] To my Cool Spring family, I gotta say, thank you! You’re incredible! You get missional […]

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    Congratulations Nancy Stanton McDaniel

    Today, the BGAV elected Nancy Stanton McDaniel as their new President. I want to congratulate and wish her well in this new role. When I spoke with Nancy a few […]

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    Setting the Record Straight

    Looks as if my pending nomination fostered a few conversations recently. Why now? Who is this guy? Where did he come from? Definitely a lot of good dialogue including some […]

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    The Money is There; BGAV Churches Can Do More!

    Did you know the Baptist General Association of Virginia reported total church receipts in 2014 of $255,990,116 among member churches? Did you know gifts through Cooperative Missions totaled $11,277,493 with […]

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