Author Archives: Quinn Hooks

Question

I was asked this question the other day and not for the first time since the discussion surrounding GCR began. If the SBC entities were to disappear, would the local Southern Baptist church notice?

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Of Small Churches and Rabbits

The Rabbit and The Elephant: Why Small is the New Big for Today’s Church shares an interesting analogy about church planting. This analogy points out that if one were to put two elephants in a room, it would take up … Continue reading

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Externalizing the Problem

There is a technique in marital and family counseling for the members to identify the problem and separate the problem from the individuals. This is a technique known as “externalization” and is popular with narrative therapy. In the case with … Continue reading

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As NAMB goes, so goes the Southern Baptist Convention

NAMB goes, so goes the Southern Baptist Convention. This statement is more true now than ever with Kevin Ezell as NAMB President. I have had the opportunity to hear Dr. Carlisle Driggers, retired Executive Director for the South Carolina Baptist … Continue reading

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Gloom, Despair, and Agony

It seems all the news about state conventions is gloom, despair, and agony. In North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, for instance, cutbacks are being made in budgets and staff. The Biblical Recorder reports of NC Baptists cutting their budget … Continue reading

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B-52’s and the Cooperative Program

The B-52 Stratofortress is an amazing aircraft. It has been in active service with the United States Air Force since 1955. In spite of technological advances since its introduction, it has been found to be a durable workhorse with a … Continue reading

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Why Do Pastors Get Fired?

A growing number of pastors are being forced to leave their churches over what a South Carolina Baptist Convention official calls “control issues.” Continue reading

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Small Boats and Small Churches

The British Army evacuated Dunkirk from May 27-June 4, 1940. Initially, this evacuation of the army was carried out by the Royal Navy. However, the leadership realized that the deep draft of their large vessels kept them from effectively reaching the troops trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk (Rickard, 2008). Continue reading

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