"Mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings" – SF Chronicle

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Mark Morford waxes eloquent in his recent San Francisco Chronicle op ed piece entitled, “American kids, dumber than dirt.” In the midst of bewailing the sad condition of the government education system, Morford offers this erudite display of intellectual flatulence: We are, as far as urban public education is concerned, essentially at rock bottom. We…



Restoring health to an unhealthy church

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The rationale behind the resolution on integrity in church membership is that too many of our churches are spiritually sick and ready to die. Indeed some of them may already be dead but simply haven’t bothered with having a proper funeral, yet. Over the next two weeks or so I intend to offer some thoughts…



9 Marks at Missouri Pastors’ Conference

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Scott Lamb is liveblogging the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference today. All of the sessions are being led by staff from 9 Marks Ministries. Pastor Joe Braden, the President of the Pastors’ Conference, is also one of the coordinators of the Midwest Regional Founders Conference and has done Missouri Baptist pastors a wonderful service bringing…



Where are you on the pandemic vaccination schedule?

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The United States government is working on a vaccination rationing schedule in the case of influenza pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the plan earlier this week. The opening sentence of the report says this: Effective allocation of vaccines will play a critical role in preventing influenza and reducing its effects on…



Pray for rain…and repent

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Last Sunday we joined churches across the southern states in praying for rain in the southeastern region of the country. The fires out west and the storms that recently ripped through the heartland have also left many people homeless and in very dire circumstances. Compassion compels us to pray to the One who controls wind…



Church Membership Resolution Adopted

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Tonight the Royal Palm Baptist Association of Southwest Florida adopted a resolution on church membership tonight at our annual meeting. This follows on the heels of a similar resolution adopted by the Frisco Baptist Association in Southeast Oklahoma last week. Wes Kenney chaired the committee that introduced that resolution and reports on in over at…

 

Amazing Grace DVD project responses

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Responses are still trickling in from pastors throughout Florida who received copies of the Amazing Grace DVD in the mail. Overwhelmingly, they have been positive. Several pastors indicated that they plan to show the DVD to their churches as a discipleship tool. Others have mentioned that they plan to use in small group settings. Here…



Don Whitney Conference on Spiritual Disciplines

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Don Whitney’s insights into the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life have helped countless numbers of believers over the last few decades. Through his books, other writings, teaching and preaching, he has been a consistent advocate for biblical Christianity and healthy spiritual growth. His friendship has been a wonderful encouragement to me through the years…



Radio Interview with Mike Corley

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Mike Corley has invited me to be on his radio show Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 12:15 Central Time. It is available live on the internet from his site and also on the Salem Radio Network. We will be discussing “Do We Need Revival or Reformation?”