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9
Sep

What is the Mission of the Church?

Posted by in Bible & Theology, Church & Missions

DeYoung, Kevin and Greg Gilbert. What is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2011. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert’s upcoming release, What is the Mission of the Church?, is a significant, and, in my opinion, helpful contribution to […]

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7
Sep

Resolved: A Resolution for Next Year’s Annual Meeting

Posted by in Baptist Life, Bible & Theology

Anybody willing to present this resolution at next year’s Convention Meeting?     On The Archaic and Out-of-Date King James Version June 2012   WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptist pastors and laypeople have trusted and used the King James Version (KJV) translation to the great benefit of the Kingdom; and   WHEREAS, […]

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5
Sep

Counting the Costs

Posted by in Church & Missions, IMPACT Features

It’s been a good week this week. We often have good weeks but this week was exceptional.  Last Wednesday Sam and the well digging team baptized seven people in two communities.  No, this does not often happen!  But it is glorious.  Sam and the team have worked hard for over […]

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2
Sep

One Day Is Like A Thousand Years

Posted by in Baptist Life, Bible & Theology, Church & Missions, IMPACT Features, News & Culture

I have been on a bit of a sabbatical from blogging during this past summer, which has allowed me to focus on another subject that is dear to my heart; the element of Time and God’s Word. The Year 2000 marks an interesting point in the evolution of religious thought […]

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31
Aug

“The State of the Church” – One Opinion about One Church

Posted by in Church & Missions, Uncategorized

Every year at our Annual Business Meeting I deliver an address called “The State of the Church.”  In it, I try to give an honest analysis of what is going on at Southern Hills Baptist Church and what needs to be improved.  I think churches make a mistake when they […]

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26
Aug

The Book Every Minister Should Read, But Probably Won’t

Posted by in Church & Missions

Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2008). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice and leadership (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. I believe that some are gifted with natural leadership, and others are called on to be leaders without any natural head-start abilities. Regardless of the category you were born into, I […]

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23
Aug

Piper on Politics in Church

Posted by in Church & Missions

I have wrestled, and am still wrestling, with how we as Christians should address political issues in church. Though I have written here before about The Seduction of Political Idolatry, and have been open about my general wariness of the dangers of mixing politics and church, honesty forces me to […]

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22
Aug

When Did Scripture Become Scripture?

Posted by in Bible & Theology

I don’t think I’ve read much dealing with this question, in part because of the debate over inerrancy quickly takes over and the original question is lost to answers of “It became Scripture when it was written down!” I get that. I fully agree with the Chicago Statement on Inerrancy, […]

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16
Aug

Fighting the Right Battle with the Wrong Weapons

Posted by in Bible & Theology

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?” What was […]

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11
Aug

Take A Good Vacation!

Posted by in IMPACT Features

One of the signs of a healthy organization is how employees are encouraged to take time off. Companies that make it difficult for employees to take time off, including companies that visibly struggle when certain employees are out of the office, fail to understand that their best resource is their […]

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