Pray for Tom Brady

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Several people have contacted me off line about my response to Tom Brady’s comments in his recent 60 Minutes interview and have promised to pray for him. Since New England is playing Saturday night for an undefeated season, and doing so in front of what could be a record setting television audience, this seems to…



Tom Brady, your questions have answers

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Tom Brady, the 3-time Super Bowl champion quarterback of the New England Patriots was featured the week in a 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft on CBS. Brady is already a sports legend in one of the citadels of professional sports in America, Boston. His current team is 15-0 and is poised to finish the…



Frank Page on Calvinism and Southern Baptists

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SBC President, Frank Page, wrote an article for Baptist Press yesterday entitled, “Calvinism and Southern Baptists.” He cites the recent Building Bridges conference and the research on the growth of Reformed theology within the SBC that LifeWay released in conjunction with that coference. Of the former he says, Though I was unable to attend the…



Interview with Kevin Larson: an axed Missouri Baptist church planter

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Kevin Larson is one of the church planters that the Missouri Baptist Convention recently axed after previously having agreed to support his efforts financially and with personal encouragement. He planted Karis Comunity Church in downtown Columbia in 2006. He recently answered some questions that I submitted to him and is allowing me to post his…

 

Help plant churches in Missouri

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Darren Casper is the Director for church planting in the St. Louis Metro Association of Baptist churches in Missouri. He has contacted me to let me know about a way that people can assist those church planters whose funds from the Missouri Baptist Convention will be cut off January 1, 2008 (18 days from now)…



Missouri Baptists axe Acts 29

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Scott Lamb lets the word out on a decision by the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Executive Board that establishes “a ‘no-partnership with Acts 29’ rule for MBC church plants.” Scott is not privy to all of the details, yet, but has enough information to know that churches that affiliate with Acts 29 will be judged unworthy…



Decline of State Baptist Papers

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Baptist Press released a story today documenting the decline of state Baptist papers. The story confirms what many have suspected for the last several years. Southern Baptists are not relying on “official news sources” for their information about denominational issues as much as they did in years past. The reality is that many subscription-based print…



Building Bridges Conference–final thoughts

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They said it couldn’t be done. Many doubters–both friends and those who would not want to be so identified–thought a meeting on Calvinism sponsored by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Founders Ministries and hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources, simply could not be “pulled off.” The issues are too divisive, the rhetoric that has been employed…