Humpty Dumpty Theology [edited]

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This seems to be an appropriate designation for those doctrinal speculations that have more in common with nursery rhymes and fairy tales than with Scripture. Humpty Dumpty, you may recall, is an anthropomorphized egg given to the world by Mother Goose. It was Lewis Carroll, however, that showed Humpty to be a preacher after the…



What We Wish the Liberty Students Had Heard

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James White has provided a free audio file of a presentation that he and I gave at his recent Pulpit Crimes Conference. We each gave a brief overview of material that we had planned to present at the debate on Calvinism that was sabotaged at the last minute by the other side. After this, we…



The Camel’s Secret…Should Christian’s Be Telling It?

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Today I received a notice that Kevin Greeson, author of the Camel Training Manual, will be in an area church next week speaking on the International Mission Board’s strategy of converting Muslim’s as set forth by this manual. Here is published information about the strategy that Greeson advocates: For centuries, Christians have feared, hated, or…



Million dollar sermon market

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Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal published a page one article entitled, “That Sermon You Heard Sunday May Be from the Web.” It quotes a pastor from my own state who unashamedly admits to preaching Ed Young Jr.’s sermons. Reverend Brian Moon “says he delivered about 75% of Mr. Young’s sermon, ‘just because it was really good.’…

  

Thank you, Bill Curtis

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Bill Curtis is pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Florence, SC and serves as chairman of the trustees for the North American Mission Board. The current Baptist Courier has “An open letter to Southern Baptists” from Curtis, reacting to the article that appeared recently in the Georgia Baptist Christian Index. In his letter, he calls…



The Miami Pastors’ Conference

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I am spending a couple of days in Miami with my son, Joel, at the 2nd Annual Miami Pastors’ Conference. The conference is hosted by Pastor Rickey Armstrong and the Glendale Baptist Church. Its genesis goes back to 2001 when a few pastors met in Atlanta to discuss the prospects of hosting a conference geared…



Actually, Boyce never left

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I should have pointed out in my previous post that Founders Ministries has made Boyce’s Abstract of Systematic Theology available online for years, absolutely free. You can access it in three different formats (along with other helpful resources from various early Southern Baptist leaders) here.



Boyce is back

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The Boyce is back in town. James P. Boyce, that is, the principal founder of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and for 8 years, President of the Southern Baptist Convention. A new edition of his Abstract of Systematic Theology will is being released this month. This book, along with Tom Nettles’ By His Grace and…