Rabbi Joffie at Liberty University’s Convocation

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These are interesting times. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, spoke today a Liberty University’s Convocation. In his speech Yoffie downplayed the significant differences that serious Christians of all stripes–especially those to whom he was speaking–have with his own movement’s views on abortion and legally protected homosexual unions. Here is part…



Worship with the Beatles

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This is the way a local church advertized a special worship service this past weekend. According to a newspaper article, some of the songs that “attendees [sang] along to” were “Eight Days a Week,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” and “Let it Be.” The pastor is quoted as saying, “This is part of…



Praising God for answered prayer!

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So much of what I write about here deals with principles and “big picture” issues that it is easy to neglect calling appropriate attention to matters that are personal and local. Yet, life is always lived personally and locally. Today I want to let you know about a situation that has been burdening the church…



Resolution on the Lord’s Day…from 1891

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When the Baptist Faith and Message Study Committee recommended their changes to the 2000 Southern Baptist Convention, included was a change in article 8 that effectively reduced confessional commitments to the Lord’s Day. They made this change without any stated reasons. Even when asked, committee members did not give any rationale for the change. No…



The resolution has been sent

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I submitted a slightly edited version of the resolution on integrity in membership numbers to the Resolutions Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention for consideration at the 2006 annual meeting in Greensboro. It is entitled, “Integrity in Church Membership.” It is now up to the discretion of the committee whether or not to let this…



An Incredible Opportunity: Cruise Alaska for $679.00

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I announced earlier that Founders Ministries will sponsor an Alaskan Cruise in September. Today Mike O’Fallon, the dear friend and brother whose travel company is organizing this cruise, alerted me to a special deal that has made with the Holland of America cruise line. Though I don’t understand all of the ins and outs of…

 

Timmy Brister announces TG4: Band of Bloggers

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Timmy Brister has just announced a meeting that he is putting together for bloggers. It will take place in conjunction with the Together for the Gospel Conference coming up in Louisville later this month. It looks like it will be a great opportunity to meet and fellowship around the Gospel. He is asking all those…



Resolution on Integrity in Reporting…revisited

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The Southern Baptist Convention website has very clear instructions on how to submit a resolution to the annual convention. You may submit one either electronically or via regular mail as early as April 15. Last August, in response to a suggestion made by Gene Bridges, I put together a resolution on church discipline and integrity…



Immigration fiasco

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I have more than a passing interest in the current debate about immigration laws that was bogged down in Congress yesterday and now, according to recent reports, seems like it might result in new, meaningful legislation. At least a third of the members of the church I serve are first generation immigrants. About half of…