Category Archive: Living the Gospel

The Caring Well Challenge – A Survivors Story from the Report on Sexual Abuse to SBC
Posted August 21st, 2019 by Mike Hubbard

We will be launching a very important initiative this Sunday as our church joins thousands of others participating in the Caring Well Challenge in order to protect children and make the church safe for those who have experienced sexual and other forms of abuse.  This challenge comes from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and […]

Sexual Abuse, #MeToo, and the Southern Baptist Moment
Posted June 18th, 2019 by Mike Hubbard

For the past year, the Southern Baptist Convention has been embroiled in controversy around the issue of sexual abuse.  At the annual gathering in June of last year these issues were brought to the forefront, with stories of predators, wolves cloaked as shepherds who moved from church to church, preying on the young and vulnerable.  […]

Sexual Abuse, Southern Baptists, and our Response
Posted February 12th, 2019 by Mike Hubbard

It’s all over the news.  Our denominational tribe is having a day of reckoning over the failure to respond properly to sexual abuse and abusers, and failure to provide a safe place for those whose lives have been wrecked by monsters to acknowledge their pain and confront accusers.  This past weekend, the Houston Chronicle published […]

The Key to Joy – Contentment
Posted December 2nd, 2018 by Mike Hubbard

Paul says he has learned the key to joy, and it is contentment in any situation.  Look at his words. I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being […]

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
Posted October 30th, 2018 by Mike Hubbard

This past Sunday I had the honor to attend with my family a celebration service to honor my father-in-law, Terry Lahr, for faithful service to his church as their organ player.  He has served the Mount Zi0n Baptist Church in Piasa, IL in that role for around 50 years.  Week after week, year after year, […]


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