July 2014

28 July by Jared Wellman

I’ve Changed My Mind, Sodom is About Inhospitality

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Matthew Vines, the self proposed “gay Christian,” in his book, God and the Gay Christian, argues that gay people in committed relationships is not ungodly or unbiblical. This is to say that Vines believes that it’s okay–biblically warranted even–to be homosexual, so long as you are in a monogamous relationship. His book argues this point by […]

28 July by John Roland

Why is the minister search process often so dysfunctional???

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I am writing this post less as making a statement and more of actually asking for feedback.  I graduated from SWBTS with my MDiv in 2001 and have probably gone through 20+ minister search processes in some form or fashion over the years.  I have also served on a Director of Missions Search Committee as […]

26 July by Alan Cross

God at the Border? Children, the Immigration Crisis, and the Church

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America is facing a crisis at the border. Tens of thousands of children have come from Central America looking for asylum, protection, and a chance at a future that they will not find in their home countries. Drug Wars have ravaged their nations. Also, confusion from Washington and our politicians on what the immigration situation […]

26 July by Mike Bergman

It’s About Transformation

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This is running as my church’s August 2014 newsletter article… 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. […]

25 July by Guest Blogger

10 Ways the Evangelical Church Has Lost Its Curb Appeal (by David Manner)

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Dr. David W. Manner is the Associate Executive Director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. He blogs at  http://kncsb.org/blogs/dmanner . You can follow him on Twitter:  @dwmanner.  Most potential homebuyers decide whether or not to check out the interior of a house or take it seriously as a home prospect for their family based on its […]

25 July by John Roland

How to lay the foundation for your career while you are studying in seminary

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How to lay the foundation for your career while you are a student Volunteer—Volunteering can increase your chances of being hired if you’re strategic about it.  It allows you to practically apply what you are learning in seminary and minister to others while you are learning God’s Word.  Volunteering builds experience, helps you network with […]

24 July by Dave Miller

Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far? Christians, Israel and the Middle East Conflict

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I understand the angst that some feel about the love that many Christians have for Israel. I get it. We need to balance our perspective. God loves Palestinians as much as he loves Americans or Israelis. Jesus died for all. Standing with Israel does not mean that we ought to support or defend every action […]