Entries by Dr. Steve Horn

How to Handle Criticism

“How do you handle criticism?” Somebody asked me that one time. I think I failed the test. I said that “Criticism doesn’t really bother me if I know I’m doing the right thing.” I don’t think I knew what I was talking about. At that time I had been criticized, but I hadn’t been criticized […]

How Much Is Your Bible Worth?

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.  (Psalm 19:9-10 NIV) Several years ago (2012) Elvis Presley’s Bible sold at an […]

Placing a Priority on Christian Fellowship

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25) According to the one who called the gathering at a Baton […]

Memorial Day and Prayer

In initiating the idea of an annual remembrance, John A. Logan, Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, referred to those who had died in battles as those “who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes.” What a vivid way of portraying their sacrifice! In reading some of […]

Do You Know Someone Graduating this Year?

Probably all of us know at least one young person graduating from high school this year. A Barna survey from 2011 put into statistical form what all of us in the church have realized in our own ministries. Here are the findings: 1/10 students who grow up in the Church leave after High School never […]

An Untangled Life

When Nick Saban was the coach of the Miami Dolphins, President George W. Bush was in Miami and wanted to meet Saban. Saban said that he did not have time. To most people Saban’s attitude might sound arrogant, but not to me. In essence, Saban said, “It’s not political for me; it’s football for me. […]

Swimming with Alligators

Graduation season is once again upon us. Almost all of us know someone who will be graduating in the next weeks. Do you remember graduating from high school? When I think about graduation I think about a story I heard about a wealthy man who invited a large number of people to his home. At […]

My Seven Hopes

Dear Louisiana Baptists, I am humbled and honored to be elected as your Executive Director. I am excited about God’s call and the call of the Executive Board. I cannot wait to get started. Though I have much to learn and analyze before major decisions are made, I want to share with you my hopes […]