I confess, I have a private prayer language

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One of the controversies bubbling up in the Southern Baptist Convention has to do with “private prayer language.” Steve McCoy recently revealed that NAMB is now asking about this in their applications for scholarships: “Do you speak in an unknown tongue (glosolalia) or have a private prayer language?” Well, I have a confession to make….



Akin’s 8 Theological Essentials for the SBC

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Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke today at the “Theology Driven Ministry” conference hosted by the seminary. Other speakers include Sinclair Ferguson and Paul Tripp. Following is the handout that accompanied Dr. Akin’s talk. The eight points that he emphasizes are matters that must become the subject of serious dialogue and…



Interview with the Pathway

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Scott Lamb recently interviewed me for The Pathway. The questions focused mostly on Founders Ministries and the Southern Baptist Convention. They have recently posted part of the interview on their website. Here is an excerpt with a link. In what direction do you see Founders Ministries heading in the coming years? Founders Ministries intends to…



Emerging Assessments

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Last week Dr. Mark Devine, professor of theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, sent me a link to his article on the Emerging Church. It is scheduled for publication in the Midwestern Journal of Theology. Mark is a very insightful theologian and his gifts of analysis are a welcome contribution to the emerging “conversation.” I…



Losing to the glory of God

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The Lady Ambassadors lost the championship game rather decisively. We were tied until 5 seconds after the opening tip. Our opponents were simply superior to us. They were older, stronger, more experienced, better players with better coaches. The final score was 71-23. It was a great opportunity for us to lose to the glory of…



Two down, one to go

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The Lady Ambassadors won their first two games and now are scheduled to play Trinity Christian Academy from Miami tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 PM. Our girls played great in both games, winning 49-17 and 45-17. It was one of those days when it seemed like the longer we played, the better we got. Everyone on…

 

Basketball to the glory of God

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The last few weeks have been unusually busy times for me but this time of year typically brings extra responsibilities to my schedule due to our family’s involvement with homeschool basketball. When I grew up sports became a god to me. I enjoyed playing, but unfortunately my love for the game became way too important….



Shepherd’s Conference

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The first day of the Shepherd’s Conference is over and the highlight was CJ Mahaney’s message last night on Isaiah 66:1-2 on humility. I had heard a version of it before on CD years ago, but it is a tribute to the preacher and more importantly to the Word of God to gladly listen to…



John Piper’s tribute to his dad

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John Piper’s father died yesterday morning. Here is a tribute that Pastor John wrote in his diary shortly after his death. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to…