Sovereign Ruler of the Skies

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There are many gems to be found in the old hymnals. They shine with God’s praise from past generations. They remind us that His work reaches far beyond what we see Him doing in our own day. We are but a part of a concert of praise that has been ringing throughout history. We should…



When is it Right to Fire a Pastor?

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The callousness of the letter stunned me. I rambled through a drawer and found a copy of a long-forgotten hand scribbled note sent to a pastor twenty years ago. I had known him in seminary and early ministry. He had faithfully served his Southern Baptist church in a small southern town for a couple of…



The Anatomy of a Hybrid Constituency: Billy Graham

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(This post is the latest installment in a series on Billy Graham.  See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) Billy Graham’s strong affirmation of biblical authority, his clear proclamation of the objective truths of the gospel, and his perseverance in the calling of evangelism gave him comprehensive credibility among evangelicals, including conservative Southern Baptists….



Biblical Theology and the Transfer of the Sabbath, Part 1

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  It is often objected that there is no direct evidence of Sunday observance in the New Testament, and therefore there must not have been any command to continue any sort of weekly Sabbath observance in continuity with the Old Testament Sabbath.[1] However, this series will demonstrate that there is evidence for the change in…