A Heretic’s Prayer

God, You are so Holy, I hope for the day when you make the Earth like Heaven. I desire so much to do your will and I ask that you feed us and protect me, my family, and The Family from the temptations of the devil. Help us all forgive, just as you forgave us,[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…]

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…]

Christians and the Government – Conclusion

Over the past few weeks I have written on the topic of Christians and the Government. In these posts I discussed my current (and ever changing) views about how I feel Christians should interact within their governments (specifically dealing with American Christians). If you have kept up with these posts you would have noticed that[Continue Reading…]

Christians and the Government – The Other Side – Part 8

I recently read this timely post from Baptist Press titled When God’s people fail to vote. I figured it would be good if I included this article as an outside perspective – one that disagreed with my own position(s). There have been many great comments that disagree with me. I think that this article is[Continue Reading…]

Christians and the Court – Part 7

The United States has three branches of government, the Executive branch which is administered by the President. The President enforces the laws that the Legislative branch makes. There is the legislative branch is also know as the Congress. The Congress makes the laws of the U.S. The congress is divided into two parts, the House[Continue Reading…]

Christians and the Pledge – Part 6

As a child, every morning in school, I stood up with all my classmates and we put our hands over our hearts and in unison recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Only the hippy outcast types refused to say the pledge. I remember seeing one teacher’s blood boil every time time this one girl refused to[Continue Reading…]