David E. Hankins

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The Lord’s promise is faithful and true

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--The promise of the Lord is that good comes from tragedy.

FIRST-PERSON: Embrace the brand

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--The Southern Baptist denomination is presently engaged in serious, widespread, and, hopefully, fruitful discussions about our identity, our purpose, and our future.

FIRST-PERSON: Accelerating 4G churches

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Wireless technology has advanced to the fourth generation (4G Network) so that your phones, computers and other devices can retrieve and send digitized information at breathtaking speed.

A marriage prayer

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--A recent "Lockhorns" comic strip features the irascible and combative Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn ...

Just Be Good for Goodness’ Sake?

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--"Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake," proclaims a new holiday ad from the American Humanist Association.

Temporary storms, eternal hope

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Two years ago Katrina and Rita blew through our state. When you drive through the most severely impacted areas, you can still see vestiges of destruction on the streets of our Gulf Coast cities.

FIRST-PERSON: The children the Lord has given

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--In Isaiah 8:18-22, who are the children the prophet refers to? His own physical children, Shear-jashub and Maher-shalal-hash-baz? His disciples (verse 16)? This text demonstrates the stewardship we owe to those in our spiritual care.

FIRST-PERSON: The characteristics of cooperation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Let me give you four characteristics that make the Cooperative Program a superior system for reaching the world with the Gospel. It doesn't mean that it is the only way to do it, but let me tell you why I believe it is a gift from God. It may be the most effective, efficient, far-reaching, consistent, missionary funding enterprise in the history of Christian denominations. If you think that is an overstatement, I challenge you to compare what's done through this method versus other methods of missions support.

The Characteristics of Cooperation

The following is adapted from a sermon delivered by Dr. David E. Hankins, Vice President for Cooperative Program for the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. The entire sermon is available for download at www.cpmissions.net/presskit. Let me give you four characteristics that make the Cooperative Program a superior system for reaching the world with […]

Easter Indeed!

I stood in the funeral parlor, staring at the lifeless face of my colleague, and thought to myself, "Yes, it comes to this. All of life, however you choose to live it, ends in death." I was surprised at how morose I was, how overcome by melancholia. Death was so … well, … real — […]