Archive for June, 2008

Final YEC photos posted

June 30, 2008

I ran into some technical — A.K.A. operator — issues while uploading the last of the Youth Evangelism Conference photos so I just got them up tonight. Check them out by clicking here.

Outstanding work by Ferrell, Kaitlin, LeeAnn and Rachel.

It’s all good?

June 30, 2008

We talked about this in an earlier post, but earlier this month the Pew Report indicated most people believe there are several ways to heaven.

From the ABP story on the study:

On the “one true faith” question, 70 percent of all Americans affiliated with religious traditions said there were multiple routes to eternal life. Among all Protestants, the figure was only slightly lower — at 66 percent.

Those who identified as members of evangelical churches were slightly more evenly divided on the question – with 57 percent affirming multiple faiths’ access to heaven and 36 percent insisting that their faith was the only true one.

But respondents who identified themselves as Southern Baptists were more reflective of the general population’s views on the subject: 61 percent said many religions could lead to a positive hereafter, while 33 percent said their faith was the only route to salvation.

If I’m a pastor, this concerns me. As a Baptist, I’m concerned. What do we need to do to combat this?

Youth Evangelism Conference Live! Day 2

June 28, 2008

And we’re up and running again. Check out the Youth Evangelism Conference right now at

Youth Evangelism Conference update

June 28, 2008

This morning I uploaded the last of the photos from last night. Check them out as a slideshow on our Flickr stream by clicking here.

LeeAnn, Rachel, Kaitlin and Ferrell are capturing some powerful images. I’ll keep doing the easy work of uploading the photos this morning as they roll in.

Just a reminder, we’ll be webcasting the conference live today over at starting at 8:30 Central Time. The program today includes Stellar Kart, Jeff Johnson and Wes Hamilton.

Delirious? — webcast live from Dallas!

June 27, 2008

I just uploaded another batch of Youth Evangelism photos. Check them up out by clicking here.

And check out Delirious? at It’s been a great night so far.

Youth Evangelism Conference Live NOW!

June 27, 2008

The Youth Evangelism Conference is being webcast NOW at

YEC — a first look

June 27, 2008

We just posted the first shots from the Youth Evangelism Conference. These first photos are from Rachel Mehlhaff and LeeAnn Marcel, who are working covering the conference for Associated Baptist Press. We’ll upload all the photos here.

Or as I always like to point out, check out the slideshow version by clicking here.

I’ll check in a little while with more shots.

Youth Evangelism Conference live!

June 26, 2008

Starting today at 4:00 p.m., we’re going to broadcast the Youth Evangelism Conference live via the internet. We’ll stream the entire event that day, including FX bands, Stellar Kart and Delirious, and broadcast the next day’s events starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Come worship with us. Hear some great preaching. Pray for God to move in the lives of young people. Join us by clicking here.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention, the streaming video also can be viewed at

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: I’m going to be handling photo editing duties during YEC, so I’ll be posting plenty of shots to our Flickr stream throughout the event. Check back here early and often.

Encouraging VBS word from Tim

June 26, 2008

Tim’s noted some good things from VBS at his church. Check it out here.

Marriage seminar being broadcast now

June 25, 2008

Just a reminder, we’re broadcasting a premarital education seminar right now. It can be seen by clicking here.