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Integrity in Ministry – By Dr. Akin – Part 2

Let me first say that this is not an attack on Dr. Akin. I personally think that Dr. Akin is a great guy. I truly believe that he wants what he thinks is best for all Christians/Southern Baptists. This critique of his email is merely an attempt to put out a different perspective. My perspective…

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Integrity in Ministry – By Dr. Akin – Part 1

A few days ago I received an email sent to all students, staff, and alumni of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The email from Dr. Akin was an essay concerning Integrity in Ministry. In Part 1 of this post I am merely going to attach this email. Afterwards, I would love to hear what everyone else…

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Developing a Biblical Ecclesiology Lecture

My pastor and friend, Alan Knox, gave a lecture to one of Dr. Black’s (of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) classes about how his Ecclesiology was developed. He was able to record the lecture and post it to his website. I listened to it, thought it was great, and wanted to share it with you all….

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Does God Really Care?

The other day I was having a conversation with someone about a comic strip. We were discussing the possibility of God impressing on someones heart to extend the invitation because God was working on someones heart in the audience and that person needed just a little bit longer to make a decision. They asked me…

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Thoughts on a Christian Nation…

From time to time we all hear about the United States of America being a “Christian Nation.” Many Muslim terrorist hate the U.S. because they believe it is a Christian Nation. Many U.S. citizens desire the U.S. to become a true Christian Nation. Many U.S. citizens believe the U.S. is already a Christian Nation. There…

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Accountable to Who?

Over the past couple years I have been involved in many conversations about accountability. Accountability is usually spoken of in broad and specific terms. Sometimes an individual is said to be accountable to another individual or group. Other times a group is said to be accountable to a larger group. Ultimately we are all accountable…

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Bored with "church"…

I have become bored with “church.” What I mean, is I have become bored with that weekly meeting that occurs on Sunday mornings. My wife and I have not attended a Sunday morning meeting in over a month. At first missing these meetings made me feel kind of guilty. I had always wanted to continue…

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Welcome to the Family…

I found this in a church bulletin: Request from the Deacons In reverence to God and respect for others, please do not get up during the sermon (unless there is an emergency). Parents – please take your children to the restroom before the worship time or, if needed, during the offertory. Also, please turn off…