Luther Rice’s Calvinism

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When you talk about Luther Rice and Calvinism, you need to clarify whether you are referring to the man or the seminary that bears his name. Dr. James Flanagan, the President of the Luther Rice Seminary, recently wrote about Calvinism in his “President’s Perspective” column in the Pioneer (Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 2008). He…



The Renaissance World–an online class for Middle Schoolers

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The Internet is a gift full of potential for delivering information efficiently. It is changing the shape of education at a breathtaking speed. Several years ago MIT announced that material from all of 1800 of their courses would be made available online. That project is now fully operational and known as MITOPENCOURSEWARE. A desire to…

 

2nd VP of SBC, Eric Redmond, to speak at Founders Breakfast

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Eric Redmond, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Temple Hills, Maryland, was elected 2nd VP last year at the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Eric is a former professor of Bible and theology at Washington Bible College and currently is a member of the Council of Reforming Churches and the board of trustees…



Radio Interview on the resurgence of Calvinism

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Bill Feltner of Pilgrim Radio interviewed me for 30 minutes recently about the resurgence of Calvinism in Baptist life. The station is non-commercial and is based in Nevada. I love their mission statement: Our mission is to establish and operate radio stations and related media facilities for the purpose of advancing a program of Christian…



Pray for Al Mohler as he anticipates surgery

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A press release from Southern Seminary announces Dr. Mohler will be scheduled for surgery to remove a pre-cancerous tumor from his colon. This has necessitated his withdrawing his name from being nominated for the SBC presidency in June. Pray for Dr. Mohler and his family as they face this medical trial. Full text of the…



Rise of the Anabaptist Apologetic

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While searching for some illustrations of misrepresentations of doctrinal convictions (which was like fishing in a stocked pond) I came across this jewel that provoked a few observations from me last year. In a brief critique of this terrible sermon in January of 2007, I made the following parenthetical observation. [The preacher] equates modern Baptists…



New name, same historical revisionism

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On December 21, 2007 Ergun Caner sent me an announcement about the name change of Liberty Theological Seminary to Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. I gave it only passing notice. From all that I know, Liberty may be the finest Fundamentalist seminary around and I don’t care how many times they extract and reinsert the name…



Pray for Union University

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Tornado strikes Union UniversityBy Staff JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)–Union University in Jackson, Tenn., sustained heavy tornado damage Tuesday evening at approximately 7 pm when a line of heavy thunderstorms rushed through the area. At 8:15 central, news and information director, Tim Ellsworth, reported that students were still trapped by debris in their dorms. At least four…



Fathers and Sons: Desiring God’s Pastors Conference

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I am looking forward to getting on an airplane in a few hours with my son, Joel, for a trip to Minneapolis for Desiring God’s annual Pastors Conference. This year the theme is “The Pastor as Father and Son.” Sons of pastors are encouraged to join their dads for the conference and Joel was able…