This is the first of a two-part series by TBMB Executive Director Randy C. Davis. Part Two appears here. By Randy C. Davis TBMB President & Executive Director One of…

It only takes a spark to start a controversy. It was just one article, but its publishing in 1896 ignited a flashfire reaction across the Southern Baptist Convention. Sides formed….

I loved being a pastor. It was my joy and honor to spend 34 years as a pastor in a local church, so obviously I have a special place in…

Racial tensions were high, extremely high. Riots flared and spread across the nation like wildfire. Hundreds of protestors were killed. Lynching was all too common and scarred our society. But…

There are times when the peculiar will cause you to pause and think. For instance, during the first of November, the TBMB received an anonymous donation of two pennies in…

On Sept. 15, 1887, a diminutive woman named Charlotte Digges Moon, known to Southern Baptists as “Lottie,” sat at a rough hewn table in a modest hut in China and…

An effective shepherd loves, leads and cares for the flock that God entrusted to him. But who cares for the shepherd? I love and appreciate pastors and have a genuine…

One of the greatest and constant needs of the church since its birth at Pentecost is God-called, Spirit-filled, well-equipped leaders. Are you like me, some days just wondering: How much…

Posterity will probably remember 2020 as the “Year of COVID-19.” The negative global impact of the coronavirus pandemic has certainly left its mark on Tennessee, the United States and the…

Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since Jeanne and I left a beloved pastorate to follow the clear call of God to serve our Tennessee Baptist Convention network of…

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