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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

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 … Continue reading

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Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

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 … Continue reading

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

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. … Continue reading

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The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life | Desiring God

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 … Continue reading

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My Boring Christian Testimony | Christianity Today

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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FIRST-PERSON: The aroma of CHRISTmas | Baptist Press

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, … Continue reading

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What if?

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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. … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Forsaking false saints for the true God | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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MISSIONS: Our obligation to the nations | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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The Unremarkable Call to Love Our Gay Neighbors | Christianity Today

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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