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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

March 7, 2017 by

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by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m seeking to expand the argument made in the paper, “Fuller & Inability: A Centrist Response […]

Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

January 6, 2015 by

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Next week, I’ll be headed to Charleston, SC, where this year’s annual Partnership Mission Coordinator’s meeting will take place. Mission leaders from across the nation will converge on this historic city for several days to learn from one another, and collaborate in ways that will help us better equip churches to be more effective on […]

4 Considerations for Every Southern Baptist Church in 2015 | Ronnie Floyd

January 5, 2015 by

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As we near the coming of the Lord, we should be more focused than ever before. As our 50,000 plus churches and congregations partner together in gospel causes, the time is now for us to rise up like never before. I want to ask you to consider these four things with me in 2015. 1. […]

The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life | Desiring God

January 2, 2015 by

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Christians are supposed to have an impact on the world in which we live. Like the followers of Jesus in Acts 17:6–7, present-day followers of Jesus should be turning the world upside down. However, when we think about turning the world upside down for Jesus, we often think we must live “radical” lives. That is, […]

My Boring Christian Testimony | Christianity Today

January 2, 2015 by

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How I know it’s nonetheless real. Megan Hill/ December 31, 2014 The December issue marks two years since we launched Testimony, CT’s back-page feature spotlighting stories of conversion to Christ. One of our most popular features, we’ve heard from ex-atheists, ex-Muslims, and ex–bank robbers, from football stars to LDS Church escapees to media pundits visited […]

Unwillingness & Inability: A Summary of Andrew Fuller’s Solution

December 29, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick The theology of Andrew Fuller, as set out in his greatest work, The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation, is centrally located between those Calvinists who see sinners as walking corpses—no more able to believe than a dead body is able to raise itself from the dead—and those of the other side who […]

The Spiritual Openness of the Younger Unchurched | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

December 29, 2014 by

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What’s the status of the church and how might we share the gospel in this time? | Ed Stetzer There’s an idea that Christianity in America is dying. No serious researcher—not one—thinks that. However, I still am surprised that some people think this. (For a quick analysis, see this article.) Facts are our friends, in […]

Wanted: Parents willing to get too attached | ERLC.com

December 23, 2014 by

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It’s been just over eight months since my husband and I brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital. Memories of what life was like before his arrival are faint. We can’t imagine our day-to-day without his crinkled-nose smiles or his excited shrieks of delight. Life as a family of three is our new […]

FIRST-PERSON: The aroma of CHRISTmas | Baptist Press

December 23, 2014 by

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) — What’s the best Christmas scent? Is it cinnamon? Pine? Nutmeg? No, it’s much better than those! The “aroma of Christ” is something every Christian spreads like a sweet perfume. Read carefully: “But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of […]

What if?

December 20, 2014 by

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by Mike Nichols During the past few months, rhetoric from both sides of the Michael Brown shooting has been stated and restated, renewed once the grand jury found the officer who shot Brown should not stand trial. That rhetoric was again stated and amplified by Eric Garner’s death and subsequent similar outcome through a Staten […]

U.S.-Cuba diplomacy sparks hope & wariness | Baptist Press

December 19, 2014 by

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NASHVILLE (BP) — President Obama’s opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba may fuel an already-vibrant evangelistic movement there, or it may fuel a repressive regime, Southern Baptist leaders and pastors said in voicing divergent opinions to Baptist Press. “Our prayer is that the Cuban church planting movement continue to expand. The Cuban people are very […]

The Gospel Foundations of Multi-Culturalism | J.D. GREEAR

December 17, 2014 by

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This is part 2 of a four-part blog series on racial and cultural diversity. The material here is excerpted from a book I have coming out next year called Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. Be sure to read part 1 here. A church can achieve remarkable unity-in-diversity when each […]

Finishing Strong: All-In for Missions | J.D. GREEAR

December 15, 2014 by

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Summit, I’m consistently blown away with how generous you have proven to be over the past two years. When we began our “All-In” initiative in 2012, we pledged together to give over $30 million toward the mission of God at our church. We still have a few weeks left in December, and I think we […]

CALL TO PRAYER: Our grand vision | Baptist Press | Ronnie Floyd

December 13, 2014 by

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — As a local church pastor, I am thrilled when I get to share the vision of how Southern Baptists are praying and working to reach the world for Jesus Christ. When I share with our people this grand vision and how our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is significant […]

Forsaking false saints for the true God | Baptist Press

December 13, 2014 by

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (BP) — Lily was scared for her life but didn’t know why. It should have been a happy time, after the 25-year-old had been invited by her best friend to be inducted into a position of honor in their religion. The ritual — which some of the religion’s leaders charged as […]

MISSIONS: Our obligation to the nations | Baptist Press

December 10, 2014 by

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RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Imagine over 6,000 people groups — spanning billions of individual people — who have yet to even hear that God loves them. Some of them have never even heard the name of Jesus. Meanwhile, Jesus has given us, as His followers, a clear command: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all […]

The Unremarkable Call to Love Our Gay Neighbors | Christianity Today

December 6, 2014 by

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Glenn Stanton shows how friendship and biblical fidelity belong together. Karen Swallow Prior/ December 5, 2014 Not long ago, a former student of mine wrote an article for The Atlantic describing his experience coming out as gay at Liberty University, the evangelical school where I teach. He described how, after confiding his secret to me, […]

Randy White Doesn’t Understand Why Racial Reconciliation Is a Gospel Issue? | DownshoreDrift

December 5, 2014 by

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Pastor Randy White of First Baptist Church, Katy, Texas, has recently written that he doesn’t understand the response of many Evangelicals to racial division in places like Ferguson, Missouri. You can read the whole article and his confrontation of Matthew Hall, who works for Southern Seminary and the ERLC. I do not want to address […]

What Are Some Good Questions to Ask an Evolutionist? | Answers in Genesis

December 4, 2014 by

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by Dr. Jason Lisle and Mike Riddle […] The Bible instructs believers to have answers when challenged by any and all who oppose the Word of God. A football coach recruited the best defensive players he could find. His strategy was to have the best defense in the conference. All through the season the opposing […]

10 Plumblines for Local Outreach (Part 1) | J.D. GREEAR

December 2, 2014 by

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Ten years ago, as a church, we began to ask what it might look like to be a blessing to our city. We were studying through the book of Acts, and came to this passage in Acts 8: “The crowds paid attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the […]