Geaux Therefore

The Official Blog of NOBTS and Leavell College

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...

By Gary Myers on Monday, October 21, 2019

God told Jonah to go to Nineveh. Jonah decided to do his own thing. The command was clear and concise, Jonah simply didn’t want to obey. Thinking he had a better plan Jonah rebelled and ran away from God’s plan. Fear, prejudice, and concerns for safety likely played a role in Jonah...

By DeAron Washington on Thursday, October 10, 2019

In our society, discrimination has become a potent word. It has become the nail in the coffin that holds a person’s career. Ask Paula Dean, the cooking show host, about the impact of being accused of discrimination. It has served as the platform that some ride to the mountain of fame....