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Which Way Forward: Toward Unity or Division?

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Church Health | 19 Comments

The call to unity resonated with Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) messengers who convened in St. Louis earlier this summer.  Significant action toward racial reconciliation was taken with overwhelming support. The presidential election went to a second ballot between two candidates who represented different views, styles, and emphases within the SBC. The second ballot ended in […]

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Racial Reconciliation in the SBC, by Pastor Larry Johnson

By Alex on July 1st, 2016 in Blog, Church Health | No Comments

During the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a resolution that called on Southern Baptists to reject the display of the Confederate Battle Flag. Messengers had varying opinions on the resolution. Some said the stance was overdue, and the SBC needed to take the step to further foster racial reconciliation within our convention […]

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Memorial Baptist: A Turnaround Church

By Jack Hunter on August 20th, 2015 in Church Health | 2 Comments

  Church revitalizations often get overlooked, but it is a cause of great celebration when a congregation reverses the life cycle. Memorial Baptist Church in Metairie is an example of a church that has returned to vitality from death’s door.

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The Heroes Among Us

By Jack Hunter on November 15th, 2014 in Church Health | No Comments

Of NOBA’s 125 churches and missions, 43 are African-American, Spanish speaking, or Asian congregations. We are the most ethically diverse association in the state. The SBC is beginning to reflect the diversity of our faith community in New Orleans, with about 10,000 “ethnic” congregations among the 46,124 churches of the SBC.

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Dr. Mike Miller – Foundations of Preaching

By Alex on August 25th, 2014 in Church Health | 6 Comments

What is preaching, and why do we do it? Many are the articles, books, and lectures dealing with the practice of preaching. In fact, I’ve written a few articles myself and delivered quite a few lectures concerning various aspects of preparation and delivery. A lot of ink has also been spilled concerning foundational elements, but […]

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Dr. Mike Miller–Part 3: “Put Me in, Coach!”

By Alex on November 12th, 2013 in Church Health | No Comments

  Right now I’m thinking of a certain Major League Baseball team that spends a lot of money to sign the best talent in the league. In fact, most of us who are fans of other teams have probably been irked by this other team “stealing” some of our favorite players by giving them huge […]

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