20th Issue

This issue of the Tribune marks my 20th issue as editor. Wow, how time flies! Probably the most common question I get asked is, “Do you miss being a pastor?” My answer is always the same, “Absolutely! Probably every day.” But at the same time, I love what God is allowing me to be a part of now. I have a unique perspective on all that God is doing in and through the churches, missionaries, ministries, and colleges associated with the BBFI. I have been in churches and fellowship meetings from coast to coast, from the northeast to the southwest. I have participated in building dedications and reported on hundreds being baptized. I am privileged to get to teach at Baptist Bible College and see the passion this generation has for the Lord. There is no doubt God is still working through the BBFI. I once again say thank you for allowing me to be a small part.

As we are approaching the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, I felt it important to address the impact this event has on us today. As you read each article, you will notice that each author approached their writing from a different perspective. I will be honest, I learned quite a lot during my research for this issue. There might be a few things that you will learn as well.

As a reminder, this issue also marks the beginning of our new distribution frequency. This is the September/October Tribune. The next issue will arrive the first week of November. We are also making changes to our website, www.tribune.org, and will be launching a new Tribune eNewsletter. You can visit our website to sign up for this communication tool. Please continue to pray for wisdom as we navigate through these changes. Our goal is still the same – to tell the good news of what God is doing through the BBFI.

I look forward to seeing you in Owasso in just a few weeks. Linzy Slayden and Friendship Baptist Church have been working hard to prepare for a great meeting. I am con dent it is one you will not want to miss. Details are on the page to your left as well as on the BBFI mobile app.

As always, thank you for allowing me to serve Christ as I serve you. If I can ever be a service to you, please let me know.