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A Nail In The Coffin?

By on May 16, 2016

Is it possible that the most recent action by our nation’s chief elected official, if left unchecked, could be the final nail in the coffin of our once great nation?  While none of us would like to think of that possibility, I am personally chilled by the reminder that…

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Chisel-Head

By on May 11, 2016
Chisel-head! Yep, that’s the name that sticks in my two brother’s minds when they think of me! It didn’t help when my father not only agreed with them but also assured that the name would remain my moniker through the years. You see, Dad was our family’s self-taught barber and after every homegrown haircut, my head looked like the top of a chisel beaten down by a mallet. You’ve got the picture, I’m sure.
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Make Up Your Mind

By on May 3, 2016
One of the clear affirmations of maturity is the ability to weigh evidence and come to a thoughtful decision that will guide your behavior. One session I always included in my pre-marital counseling dealt with the importance of having a mutually agreed upon and authoritative process for making decisions as a couple. This process should be one that bows before God’s revealed will and thus allows both husband and wife to be “winners.”
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If This Is Spring There Must Be A Tornado Somewhere

By on April 26, 2016

It occurred to me a few minutes ago that the scene here in my den is one of stark contrast. Our part of the world is under a tornado alert.  Schools, church services and businesses are canceled or closing early and I have the television on just to “be…

Tom Elliff
Oklahoma City, OK

After pastoring for forty-two years, Tom Elliff served the International Mission Board, first as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-2009, then as President from 2011-2014. Tom served pastorates in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma and as an IMB missionary in Zimbabwe. Tom also served as president of the SBC Pastor's Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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