Eight Reasons Why We Need the Puritans

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For many years before surrendering to vocational ministry, I was a conservative evangelical Christian whom God had called to work in the dog-eat-dog world of secular media. While working for a metropolitan daily newspaper in Georgia, one of my ultra-liberal colleagues was teasing me about being a conservative “boy” from a small town in the…



O Could I Find from Day to Day

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One of the first hymnals used by Southern Baptists was the Baptist Psalmody. It was published in 1850 by the Southern Baptist Publication Society and recommended for use in all the churches when the convention met in Nashville in 1851. Along with many contributions by well-known English hymn writers (such as John Newton and Isaac…

 

My thoughts on the Donald Trump phenomenon

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If you are at all interested in American politics then it has been impossible for you to ignore the recent disruption caused by Donald Trump. Like many others, I have been fascinated by it and have tried to understand some of what it means. I offer my thoughts over on my personal blog but thought…



Double Breakthrough

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(See the first two posts in this series: Secret Places Where Grace Lurks, Obvious Places Where Grace Abounds.) In August of 1968, in order to prepare for Christian ministry, but also in a very personal search for certainty about the nature of the Christian experience of faith, I moved to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend…



A Case For Sabbath Observance

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This post will examine what the Bible teaches us about the time of public worship. We know that the Bible teaches us Who the assembled church should worship (in the first and second commandments), and it teaches us how to worship Him (in the second and third commands). But too few people understand that it also…