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Michael J. Brooks

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For The Church Nashville focuses on SBC’s future ministry and mission

NASHVILLE (BP) – Focusing on the topic of the future of ministry and mission within the Southern Baptist Convention, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) President Jason Allen moderated a panel discussion during the sixth annual For the Church Regional Micro-Conference held Tuesday (June 15) in the JW Marriott Griffin Ballroom in Nashville.

FIRST-PERSON: Easter — A new name for a monumental day

The bleak Friday of Jesus' death on the cross is renamed for this monumental day in God's redemption of mankind, pastor Michael Brooks writes.

CALL TO PRAYER: Thanksgiving’s empty chairs

ALABASTER, Ala. (BP) -- I remember my boyhood pastor saying that Christmas always had a tinge of sadness since it was the time his father died. Little did I realize for Donna and me the same kind of memories would materialize around both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

FIRST-PERSON: Enjoy your ‘snow cream’

Pastor and educator Michael J. Brooks recalls the days of the Cold War when Americans were cautioned not to eat snow fearing contamination from Russian nuclear tests. The world now faces a new set of threats. Even so, Brooks writes, "we must not allow fear to rob us of simple pleasures like playing with our children and grandchildren in the snow."

FIRST-PERSON: The villain of Christmas?

The innkeeper in Bethlehem -- was he a villain or a hero? Professor and bivocational pastor Michael J. Brooks offers his opinion.

FIRST-PERSON: If you are reading this, thank a veteran

College professor Michael Brooks reflects on the significance of Veterans Day and the sacrifice that veterans made to give Americans their freedom.

FIRST-PERSON: Remembering the grief around 9/11

September 11 was a cross-generational event for depression-era seniors, baby-boomers and the millennial generation, says columnist and professor Michael J. Brooks.

‘Lottie Moon’ visits college, encourages faithful giving

MARION, Ala. (BP)--If Southern Baptists have a heroine, it's Lottie Moon.