A Quote from Pagan Christianity – 2

Somehow we have been taught to feel holier when we are in “the house of God” and have inherited a pathological dependency upon an edifice to carry out our worship to God. At bottom, the church building has taught us badly about what church is and what it does. It is a contradiction of the[Continue Reading…]

Why Go?

I recently had my 28th birthday. I received some money and decided to spend it at Amazon.com. I bought The Ultimate Hitchiker’s Guide (Leather Bound Edition). It looks remarkably like a Bible. I was sitting around with some friends and family and told them of my new purchase. Joking, I said I was going to[Continue Reading…]

Charlie Lachance

This post is dedicated to my grandfather, Charlie Lachance. Last night I received word that Charlie had passed away. Charlie and his wife Rachel have been in my life since I was born. They are not my biological grandparents, but they have always treated me like their own grandson, if not their own son. Rachel[Continue Reading…]

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[Continue Reading…]

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[Continue Reading…]

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.[Continue Reading…]

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[Continue Reading…]

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[Continue Reading…]

The Practice of the Early Church – Session 3 – Elder-Led Congregational Consensus

I was able to attend session 3 of a home church conference put on by NTRF. Here are some not I took from session 3 – Elder-Led Congregational Consensus. The Practice of the Early Church Session 3 – Elder-Led Congregational Consensus (Steve Atkerson) Everyone agrees that Christ is the head of the Church… opinions digress[Continue Reading…]

The Practice of the Early Church – Session 2 – Participatory Church Meetings

I was able to attend session 2 of a home church conference put on by NTRF. Here are some not I took from session 2 – Participatory Church Meetings. The Practice of the Early Church Session 2 – Participatory Church Meetings (Steve Atkerson) 1 Corinthians 14:26 – What do we learn about the NT church[Continue Reading…]