Interview with Cindy, widow of Pastor Fred Winters

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In the following interview Cindy Winters gives a grace-filled testimony of the power of the gospel to enable believers to love their enemies. She tells of her prayers for the salvation of Terry Sedlacek, the murderer of her husband, who was gunned down while preaching March 8, 2009 in the church he pastored, First Baptist…



Reconsidering Calvin and Calvinism

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The latest Founders Journal is out and the theme is “Reconsidering Calvin and Calvinism.” The articles in this issue should disabuse any honest reader of history or theology of the caricatures that so often are promoted about the man and the views that are usually associated with his name. In this, the 500th anniversary of…



The Promise and Power of God’s Word

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One of the great temptations in Christian life and ministry is to lose confidence in the Word of God. Among conservatives this usually happens subtly, not blatantly. No self-respecting evangelical would ever admit to such a loss of confidence, but too often that attitude is betrayed by the way that some minister. It is easy,…



2009 Blog Madness

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Tony Kummer is at it again with the 2009 version of Blog Madness. The following promo video is great, employing some classic images from last year when I narrowly won was defeated by my nemesis from Chicago, Steve McCoy. Of course, we have all recently been given a fresh reminder of how nasty Chicago politics…



W.A. Criswell, "The Bible Kind of Salvation"

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When I first heard this sermon by W.A. Criswell more than 20 years ago I was wonderfully encouraged. Founders Ministries got permission to distribut hundreds of copies of this message on cassette tapes. Dr. Criswell was a great preacher. He could rightly be designated the “Grandfather of the Conservative Resurgence.” A friend recently alerted me…



What He Must Be: Can’t Find One…Build One

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My favorite chapter in Voddie Baucham’s new book, What He Must Be…if He Wants to Marry My Daughter, is the last one, entitled, “Can’t Find One…Build One.” Citing studies that indicate that the adults in typical U.S. churches are comprised of 61% female and 39% male along with evidence that as many as 90% of…

 

What He Must Be, If He Wants to Marry My Daughter-excerpt 1

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As promised yesterday, I will post a few excerpts from Voddie Baucham’s new book, What He Must Be, over the course of this week. In the first chapter, entitled, “Mutligenerational Vision, Voddie describes the point and purpose of the book. This book is built on a single, simple premise: I believe fathers have a God-given…



Voddie Baucham, What He Must Be

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Voddie Baucham has been greatly used of God to call attention to the importance of the family in both creation and the church. His book, Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God, calls attention to the need for Christian parents to take the lead in evangelizing…