SBC VP Bill Henard on active church membership

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Bill Henard is the pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. He was elected First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention in June of this year. Recently he preached a message entitled, “Getting our Faith and Church to Connect: Expectation,” based on Acts 2:41-47. Pastor Henard addresses the problem of inactive members…



North Carolina preaching, Tom Nettles’ lecturing

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Today I am traveling to North Carolina with my wife, Donna. Tomorrow I will preach in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tonight I will speak at the Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Mebane. I also hope to connect with those in the seminary family who are interested in church planting. If you are in…



The Gospel and Founders Ministries

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From its inception 26 years ago, Founders Ministries has been concerned about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to see the Gospel recovered and proclaimed far and wide. Our conviction is that the Gospel is what unbelievers need to be saved and what believers need to stay saved. In other words, what God has…



Ligonier’s Pastors Conference: free bilingual webcast

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Ligonier’s Pastors Conference begins today at 1:15PM Eastern Time. It is being webcast for free in both English and Spanish. Steve Lawson, Sinclair Ferguson and RC Sproul. The conference continues until Thursday, October 23. For more information on how to access the conference online go to the Ligonier blog here.



"Koran Idol" – Reality TV Afghanistan style

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Reality TV has been exported to the most unlikely of places. But on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, it is not singing or dancing that provides for riveting television viewing, but reciting the Koran. Here is how the London Times describes it: As the three finalists walk before the cameras and packed audience there is…



New Founders Podcast available

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Part 1 of a 2-part interview with an International Mission Board missionary who works in a Muslim country is now available. For 15 years “Calvin Walters” has worked in Indonesia. For the last 10 of those years he has lived among and focused on a people that has no church and very little Gospel witness….



McCain or Obama?

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I, like most of the people I know, have been very attentive to the upcoming presidential election. In what has been the longest campaign of its kind in history, so much distortion, half-truths and outright lies have been told (by people on both sides) that I find myself succumbing to politics fatigue. Less than 3…



Friday is for films (ok…home movies)

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This brother and sister are part of the gang of preschoolers of Grace Baptist Church who help make our gatherings particularly bright and joyful. This clip, shot by my daughter and posted with the parents’ permission, shows why. It also shows just how much they hold back when we they are in “big church!” Children…



Lightning-survivor-blogging

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More from the geniuses at Despair.com. In light of Greg Welty’s astute observation about the uniqueness of this blog–featuring the only LSB (lightning-survivor-blogging) on the internet–I found this poster especially appropriate. It would probably also look good in my study.



The changing face of blogging

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I love the guys at Despair, Inc. Their “demotivator” material is a riot and provides helpful social commentary. This is one of their newer posters and is indicative of their wit and wisdom. It is clearly noticeable that blogging has slowed down. Not only here, but throughout the blogosphere it seems that, as a phenomenon,…