June 2014

30 June by Todd Benkert

3 Reasons You Should Learn to Appreciate Soccer (even if you don’t like it)


Soccer is the sport many Americans love to hate. Whether you think it’s boring, inferior as a sport, you hate the “flop”, or just tired of the rabid fútbol evangelists (who are often more persistent than Sam-I-am and his green eggs and ham), soccer is a sport which many people just refuse to like. I am […]

30 June by Bart Barber

The Impact of Blogging: A Poll


Can you identify anything in your current spiritual practice of your faith that has come about as a result of your having read a blog article? Have you ever preached a sermon that seemed helpful to yourself or to others for which you could say that some of the material was contributed through your consumption […]

28 June by Mike Bergman

A “Pray as You Go” Challenge


A weekish or so ago, I wrote some thoughts on some recent time spent in 1 Timothy and in particular 2:1-8. By far, my thinking on the passage has not subsided. The other day, in fact, 2:1 drew my mind in further. One translation of it reads: So, then, this is my very first command: […]

27 June by Dave Miller

A Tough Question for Biblical Baptists


As I read the discussion on Bart’s post yesterday my mind went back to a story I heard a Baptist leader tell not too long ago. I wanted to pose this tough question for our discussion. We ought to form our theology based on biblical teachings, not on difficult quandaries such as this, but it […]

26 June by Mike Bergman

What’s Your Story?


This is my article for my church’s July 2014 newsletter… Psalm 145:1-7 1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.  2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.  3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness […]

26 June by Dan Barnes

Is the SBC Bleeding to Death?


I lost my dad to cancer in 1999, there was a tumor in his kidney that causes him to loose blood.  He began to loose blood faster than his body could replace it, and he bleed to death over the course of a month.  It was slow, it was crippling but not painful.  He became […]

26 June by Bart Barber

Baptism Is Commanded


Baptism is not merely a doctrine; it is a command. In the Great Commission the church is commanded to baptize disciples. If you are an unbaptized disciple and I make no effort to baptize you, that’s neither kindness, nor humility, nor generosity; it is simply disobedience. It is the valuing of my relationship with you […]