[David McKinley: Baptist Press, January 9, 2018] Saban is now creating his own new era, having tied Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary six championships -- and by all evidence he is not ready to throw in the towel. In the heat of post-season play, Saban was willing to do what may be the most unconventional thing -- risk the future of his career and the game on a young man who was talented and eager but had little game time or experience with the team. Rather than following the protocol of loyalty by staying with quarterback Jalen Hurts, Saban chose to throw the second half into the hands of freshman Tua Tagovailoa. Read Article
[David McKinley: Message Transcript, Sunday, October 9, 2016] “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8 ESV).
Micah 6:8 is often known as the Micah Mandate. But how does this apply to us today? How should we see ourselves, our relationships, our role within society, and how does the New Testament reinforce its teaching to us today as followers of Jesus Christ? Read more
[David McKinley: Baptist Press, August 30, 2016] ... I often read and observe what seems to be a myopic view of discipleship that focuses exclusively on believers leading or bringing embryonic believers into greater maturity in Christ. In other words, discipleship is projected as being synonymous with spiritual development.
No doubt the end result of effective discipling is a follower whose life bears "observational obedience" (Matthew 28:20) to the commands of Christ. But may I suggest that if you are to follow the biblical model of discipleship, there are at least three essential and integral dimensions to consider? Read Article
[David McKinley: Baptist Press, July 20, 2016] "Pastor, where do you stand on ...? Pastor, what should we as a church think or do about ...? Pastor what do you think about this candidate's comments ...?"
These are common questions every pastoral leader faces, but these questions take on fresh fervor and renewed vitality during an election season.
Standing, speaking, leading, nurturing and guiding the "flock of God among you" (1 Peter 5:2) while addressing the confused and conflicted culture around you (Romans 12:2) requires great discernment, fervent prayer and deep conviction. Read Article
[David McKinley: Baptist Press Espanol, July 22, 2016] "Pastor, ¿cuál es su posición respecto a...? Pastor, ¿qué debemos como iglesia creer o hacer respecto a...? Pastor, ¿qué piensa usted de los comentarios de este candidato sobre...?"
Estas son preguntas comunes que cada líder pastoral enfrenta, sin embargo estas preguntas adquieren un fervor fresco y una vitalidad renovada durante la temporada de elecciones.
Respaldar, hablar, dirigir, nutrir y guiar el "rebaño de Dios que está a su cargo" (1 Pedro 5:2) al tiempo que aborda la confusa y conflictiva cultura a su alrededor (Romanos 12:2) requiere gran discernimiento, ferviente oración y profunda convicción. Read Article