How to face the death of an infant

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A few days ago I was grieved to hear of the death of Ezra Blaize Kline, the 7 week old son of Justin and Rebekah and grandson of my dear friend, Ted Christman and his wife Diane. Ted is the founding pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. Ezra’s death has been attributed to…



Tabletalk Magazine Interview

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I love Tabletalk magazine and the work of Ligonier Ministries. RC Sproul has served me in multiple ways through his writing and teaching. I have read Tabletalk since its early days when it was a 2 color 8.5 x 11 publication. Editor Burk Parsons has become treasured friend and is one of the most encouraging…



"Traditional" Southern Baptist Statement on Soteriology Signatory list shut down

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Randall Cofield, in a comment left on yesterday’s post, informed me that the editors SBCToday have removed the signatory list from their “Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation.” The statement has been available on their website for signatures since it was released June 1, 2012. Certain SBC institutions and…



Andrew Fuller on seeing Baptists prosper

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Andrew Fuller Andrew Fuller is (1754-1815) one of my Baptist heroes. His personal life, theological convictions and missionary zeal have challenged and instructed me since I first learned about him over 30 years ago. Recently, my friend, Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality and Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist…



Killing Calvinism

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When I first heard the title of the book, Killing Calvinism, I assumed it was another attempt to repudiate the doctrines of grace. Then I read the subtitle: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside. Fortunately, withing a few days the author, Greg Dutcher, offered to send me a copy. Within 15…



Pilgrim Radio Interview on my analysis of the SBC Family

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012, an interview that I had with Bill Feltner of Pilgrim Radio will be broadcast. Based in Carson City, Nevada, Pilgrim Radio has provided biblical teaching and spiritual encouragement to listeners since 1962. Their programs are available over the internet via livestream. Bill and I talked about my take on the recent…



Basic Training at MCTS

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The Midwest CenterTom, I wondered if it would be possible for you to blog or otherwise help us advertise our fall soft launch of Basis Training.  God is blessing here.  We have accepted the applications of five solid students in the last two months and a total of 8 in the last 6 months and…



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