Geaux Therefore

The Official Blog of NOBTS and Leavell College

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, January 27, 2020

The gas station I walked into in middle Tennessee was deserted. The young man behind the counter greeted me with warm, down-home friendliness. A minute later, I knew this was an encounter to remember—I had just met my first, self-identifying pagan. So, what do you say when you meet someone whose...

By Nancy Tucker on Monday, January 21, 2019

“To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven...” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) Monday morning, July 24th, 2017, started as every other Monday morning had. I arrived at work, spoke to a few of my co-workers, poured a cup of coffee, and then headed to my desk....

By Gary Myers on Monday, December 2, 2019

It’s an odd thing to keep – a beat-up, old fishing lure with no hooks. It’s been with me for quite a while – more than 20 years. The lure has traveled with me through various cross-country and cross-town moves. It has no value for catching fish and I don’t...

By Joe Waller on Friday, November 15, 2019

For the first time in months, I opened my book and read some of the poems included. As I read, I was encouraged, challenged, comforted, and convicted. I’d forgotten some of the lines I wrote years ago, and I was glad to find them again. For a while, I’ve been a...

By Brandon Langley on Monday, November 11, 2019

For the first time in the history of Christianity, local churches are presented with the option of affordable, short-term international missions. A pastor in rural Louisiana can now take a team from his church to a remote village on the other side of the planet for a one-week trip. But should he? There...

By Boyd Guy on Thursday, November 7, 2019

This past weekend of Sunday Night Football sparked my thoughts anew on leadership philosophy and how it relates in ministry to the leader implementing a vision. As I watched Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens shock the pundits and sports world by upstaging the dynasty tandem of Bill Belichick and...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, November 4, 2019

At my daughter’s birthday celebration when she was a little girl, she beamed, “I feel so special.” It is a moment I cherish. We had achieved our goal—to show her how much she is loved. People flourish when they are loved and appreciated, when they understand they have value. Strange then,...

By Jody Dean on Monday, October 28, 2019

Two NOBTS professors, Jody Dean and Allen Jackson, recently published a book called Protect. It’s a youth-worker’s guide to navigating the risks inherent in youth ministry today. Navigating risk in ministry has risen to a new level as many scandals and issues with churches have been exposed or reported in the...