The First 90 Days of The Jesus Agenda

The First 90 Days of The Jesus Agenda has been fun to watch as news of the book has hit the airwaves, magazines, on-line news outlets, and social media. Recently USA Headline News featured an article with a radio interview embedded in the online version. • There was also a very nice book review by […]

The Jesus Agenda, Engaging your story of Redemption

It has almost been a month since The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption, was released by Believers Press. Buckner staff, trustees, friends, and donors have begun reading this book and have provided an encouraging response. The Jesus Agenda is about shining hope for redemptive transformation in the lives of vulnerable children, orphans, and […]

Every Kid Needs A Family

This is the title of a new study published by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study, Every Kid Needs A Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, indicates that whether a family is defined as a mother and father, a single parent, a beloved uncle or aunt, a […]

Buckner and Texas Baptists: Doing More Together

On Tuesday of this week, it was my pleasure to present the Jeremiah’s Hope Award to the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Dr. Ron Lyles, Chairman of the Executive Board, Executive Director Dr. David Hardage, and members of the Executive Board graciously provided time for us to present this video of […]

Finding the Right Way

On April 17, 2015 we celebrated Founder’s Day at Buckner. We have an annual luncheon gathering to remember our Founder, Dr. Robert Cooke Buckner, but recently, we have focused this celebration on our outstanding staff and affiliate NGO staff. The celebration featured Ritchie Haratine, a professional actor who portrayed a monologue of Dr. R. C. […]

The Jesus Agenda: Becoming An Agent of Redemption

I have just completed a book by this title: The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption. My expectation is that this book will be published and ready for distribution in early May, right before mother’s day. The book features the theme of redemption as the heart of our ministry at Buckner. It is ideal […]

Shining Hope in Longview

I had the privilege of preaching at First Baptist Church of Longview this past Sunday. The entire worship experience was uplifting, in addition to the privilege of presenting the Jeremiah’s Hope Award to Dr. Bob Davis, Chair of the Missions Committee, on behalf of the church. Dr. Cary Hilliard, Sr. Pastor, invited me to preach […]

The Courts of the Lord

On Tuesday, I was in Midland, Texas for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the expansion of the Courts Family, Family Place Campus. We celebrated the completion of the 7th and 8th fully furnished apartments, the Bridges Activity Center, and Cameron’s Park, a playground for children on the Courts Family Place Campus. Myndi Easter, a Gift […]