This 2 Part interview with Mark Dever (Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church-SBC, Washington, DC), by Ed Stetzer (with NAMB), was conducted at something called Whiteboard Sessions, which included several contemporary and even more emergent church pastors. I appreciate his willingness to take his ecclesiological view to that crowd. I also look forward, Lord … Continue reading Interesting Interview with Mark Dever
There is an interesting article in the Southern Baptist Texan this month. It deals with a few potential resolutions to be voted on at the upcoming convention in Indianapolis next month. The resolutions deal with regenerate church membership. I'll let you read the article for yourself, I just want to make a few brief comments. … Continue reading Upcoming Southern Baptist Convention
This was sent to me this morning, and I found it quite amusing... 25 Easy Ways to Curb the Annoying Problem of Church Growth: 1. Begin your message with the phrase, "You know what's wrong with you people..." 2. Place the student Sunday school space near the "Ruth class" for ladies 70 and above. 3. … Continue reading 25 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing too Much!
Reported today on FoxNews.com, the California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage. this means that California could soon become the second state to legalize homosexual marriages, recognizing all of the same rights and privileges of the traditional marriage of one man and one woman. There are a few quotes that should … Continue reading Ongoing Battle for Biblical Marriage (aka, the longest blog I’ve ever written)
There are some serious tragedies going on in our world and we need to remember them. Burma has seen some 60,000 plus killed in cyclone-type storms and central China is seeing the death toll rise to no less than 15,000 after a major earthquake. In fact, even now Burma is bracing for another similar storm. … Continue reading Treasures of Darkness
One of our questions last night related to Oprah's spirituality and "church", as it's so called. HERE is a great link to Nancy Leigh DeMoss' website and an interview with Dr. Don Whitney, one of our UBC favorites, regarding Oprah's newest spiritual push.
Last night we had a great time in our Gathering for Q&A (at least I had a lot of fun). Many questions surfaced on divorce & remarriage; healing and anointing with oil; whether or not there's a second blessing and more. One of the questions had to do with the "emergent" church and the distinctions … Continue reading Questions on the Emergent Church
I know that seems like a harsh lead in title, but your attention needs to be grabbed. Dr. Al Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has an important blog TODAY that you need to read. As you suspect, we are living in a time when plants' rights are increasing while those of the … Continue reading Save Plants…Kill Babies
In our study of John 11, we have become acquainted with the family of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. They lived in Bethany, just a few miles out of Jerusalem city limits, and were relatively well known in that community and most likely had the means to be "middle" or "upper middle" class. The above two … Continue reading Two Lazarii (okay, probably NOT plural for “Lazarus”)