Sermon Preparation of the First Order

Sermon Preparation of the First Order

When the new Nurturing Faith Commentary: Lectionary Resources for Preaching and Teaching became available on August 1, the first order came from Nathan Byrd III, pastor of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia. Covering the various biblical texts...
“Woke” and Proud

“Woke” and Proud

The faithful teacher was apologetic, but still regretted to inform me that his senior adult class would no longer be using the curriculum I write for Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies. The reason, he explained, is that after the July 17 lesson, the class...
Good Faith Media: Year One

Good Faith Media: Year One

One year ago today, during a global pandemic, a social uprising for racial justice and a very contentious presidential election, Good Faith Media flipped the switch and went live. Combining two historic Baptist entities, EthicsDaily and Nurturing Faith, Good Faith...
Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

Being Honest When You Talk About the Bible

When we talk about God, let’s be honest. Kirby Godsey wrote a book with that title several years ago, and I think we need to do the same with the Bible. Most of the students I teach, whether they are Christian or not, tend to think of the Bible as a book of answers, a...