Friday is for Photos, June 30, 2006

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Margerie Glacier, Alaska I took this photo last September while on the Alpha and Omega Alaskan Cruise. A friend graciously provided this trip for Donna and me and while I was colder than I have been in several years, I spent nearly the whole day on the deck as we cruised through Galcier Bay, drinking…



Update #2 on the Caner "Debate"

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I hate to do it but I do not see any way to avoid this post without being accused of being unfair to Dr. Ergun Caner. I have not posted any emails regarding the Caner “debate.” Dr. White has done so after agreeing to post them in their entirety. Even then, he waited until the…

 

Friday is for Photos

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We have some spectacular sunsets in southwest Florida. This was not one of them. The photo was taken last year at the end of a day that threatened rain but never delivered. You can see some real photographic art by visiting the blogs of Joe Thorn and Timmy Brister (who links to several others).



Regeneration

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Maybe one of the reasons that modern Southern Baptists are so willing to jettison (at least practically) our historical conviction of a regenerate church membership is because we have grown soft on the whole idea of regeneration. One of the realities that we must face is that we can no longer assume that people in…



Robert Murray M’Cheyne on Church Discipline

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Robert Murray M’Cheyne was a 19th century Scottish minister who died at age 29, but not before seeing a great revival in his church located in Dundee. Of his Memoir and Remains, Charles Spurgeon wrote, “This is one of the best and most profitable volumes ever published. Every minister should read it often.” With all…



Radio Interview

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Dr. Paul Dean, host of the daily talk radio show, Calling for Truth, has asked to interview me today at 1 PM Eastern time on his program. The topic will be issues related to the Southern Baptist Convention You can listen to it live or find an archived version of it after today at the…



Reflections worth reading on the recent SBC

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Many Southern Baptist executives, editors, leaders, pastors and bloggers have published their thoughts on the recent meeting in Greensboro. Among the ones that I have read are the following. Danny Akin writes about Calvinism, the presidential race, the Cooperative Program, the resolutions on alchohol (he strongly supports it), integrity in church membership (he hopes it…



More thoughts on the SBC in Greensboro

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On the resolution calling for integrity in church membership I mentioned previously that I would try to get the exact quote of Dr. French’s argument against bringing my resolution out of committee and before the convention. Here it is, as sent to me by my brother, Bill. After I read my resolution from the floor,…



Why Mark Dever did not get elected to 1st VP

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There it is. Not exactly a hanging chad, but the round punch-out signifying a vote for Mark Dever for 1st Vice President of the SBC. I am sorry that Mark did not get elected. He is exactly the kind of guy that we need as SBC convention officers. By that, I do not mean his…