Sane Aggressive Doctrinal Evangelism

Wiliam Wistar Hamilton served as General Evangelist with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1909 he published a collection of articles by various Southern Baptists under the title “Sane Evangelism.” Contributors included George W. Truitt, L. R. Scarborough, B. H. Carroll,, E. C. Dargan, […]

From Bedford Jail

In 1922 The Baptist Young Peoples Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, published a study course using John Bunyan’s classic “Pilgrims Progress.” The introduction included the image of the Bedford Jail (pictured above) and a brief biographical sketch (below). L P. Leavell, secretary of the BYPU, offered the course and said, “Certainly no young Baptist […]

Adoniram Judson

Two-hundred years ago, not one Christian church stood in the “Golden Land of Myanmar,” then called Burma. Not one Christian voice could be heard lifting praise to the God of Heaven and Earth. As John Piper says, “missions exist because worship doesn’t.” God used the life and sufferings of missionary Adoniram Judson to call thousands […]

Joel Osteen

A couple of years ago Forbes reported on the Ten Largest Churches in America. The 25,000 member Lakewood Church in Houston topped the list. Soon to be finished renovations to the acquired Compaq Center (former home of the Houston Rockets) will host the ever-growing mega-church. Pastor Joel Osteen packs them in with his feel-good call […]