Tom Nettles interviewed on Founders Podcast

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A few weeks ago I interviewed Tom Nettles, professor of historical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, for the Founders Podcast. The first part of that interview is available here. In it Dr. Nettles talks about how he became a seminary professor and the book, Baptists and the Bible, which he co-authored with the late…



Open Letter of Apology to Dr. Johnny Hunt from Scott Morgan

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When I began this blog 3 years ago I decided to follow a rather liberal policy on comments. That approach has allowed for some “over-the-top” statements to be made by folks from various perspectives. This approach has allowed for “heated and offensives comments to be posted.” Let me restate my rationale for allowing such comments…



Mountains, and why I love them, too

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J. Gresham Machen was a bright light in a dark age of American Christianity. While liberalism was rapidly spreading throughout the new world, Machen was one of the great leaders who recognized the waning of Gospel light among the Protestant denominations of the United States. His book, Christianity and Liberalism, is a classic and should…



Andrew Fuller Conference at SBTS

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The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies is hosting a conference this week on the campus of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme is “The English Baptists of the 17th Century” and features well-known Baptist historians and theologians such as Tom Nettles, Michael Haykin, Stan Fowler Jim Renihan and Malcolm Yarnell as well as…



Returning Home

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The last 6 weeks have been memorable for my family and me, to say the least. Donna, my oldest child and I hope to arrive home tonight after a wonderful experience in Alaska. The Reformation Conference was very encouraging, and the opportunity to fellowship with pastors and serious-minded church leaders has left me very hopeful…



Thanks for your prayers

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It has been a month since I had my up close and personal encounter with lightning. These last 4 weeks have been filled new experiences. Some of those were mentioned in Donna’s update a couple of weeks ago. Others have been harder to articulate. About a week after the strike I was able to write…