Upcoming conferences

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One of the evidences of the doctrinal reformation that we are in is the proliferation of doctrinally sound conferences over the last two decades. Dozens of such conferences are held each year across the USA. Two years ago a friend counted over 5o that were scheduled within a 12 month span. While conferences are far…



If you must engage in controversy…

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I recall reading somewhere in one of the Puritans that the temptations that that a minister faces when engaging in controversy are greater than those he faces from “wine and women.” Controversy is dangerous for Christians because the cause engaged too easily becomes a justification for sins committed in promoting or defending it. When convinced…



Concerns about the challenge of Calvinism

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Two stories arrived in my inbox within 24 hours that indicate that Southern Baptists are past the point of avoiding a dialogue about theology. The first came from the September 9, 2008 edition of the Kentucky Baptist Western Recorder. Dennis Fox is the President of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and contributes a weekly column…

 

Founders Podcast, Tom Nettles, pt. 3

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The the third and final installment of my interview with Dr. Tom Nettles of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In it he addresses the issue of what constitutes genuine baptism. He also discusses the examples of Benjamin Keach and Abraham Booth as well-known Baptists from earlier generations who were baptized in Arminian churches and later moved…



Danny Akin on Wise Decision-Making and Alcohol Consumption

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A new blog began a few months ago called Between the Times. Contributors are professors and administrators from Southeastern Seminary (Danny Akin, Bruce Ashford, Nathan Finn, Ken Keathley and David Nelson. They have put up some excellent posts, including a series by Dr. Akin on principles for discerning God’s will in the gray areas of…



Isaiah 50:1-3, Rethinking God (in Wordle)

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Yesterday was my first Sunday back in the pulpit at Grace. Six weeks ago, I was highly doubtful that I would ever be granted such a privilege again. God, in His rich grace, enabled me to preach from Isaiah 50 under the theme of “Rethinking God.” The graphic above is my sermon in Wordle. If…



Founders Podcast, Tom Nettles, pt. 2

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The new Founders podcast has been posted online. It’s about 20 minutes long. The second part of my interview with Tom Nettles delves further into the question of Baptist identity. I ask him about Landmarkism, and learned one very good thing that J.R. Graves and the Landmarkers did for the annual meetings of the SBC….

 

Roy Hargrave’s preaching to be televised

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Riverbend Community Church of Ormond Beach, Florida has announced that the Sunday sermons of their Senior Pastor, Roy Hargrave, will begin to air on DirectTV’s Channel 378 this Sunday, September 7, 2008, at 2PM, Eastern Time. Roy is a faithful expositor of God’s Word who understands and proclaims the sovereignty of God’s grace. Pray for…