More Diversity for the GCR Task Force

Johnny Hunt, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, has added four more members to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. President Hunt, siting feedback he received from fellow SBC’ers, added people to the Task Force whom he believes will add to the diversification that people were calling for. The original task force was comprised of: […]

Sitting in the Back and Getting Annoyed

My husband and I, like many others within the church body, have a deep and abiding love for children. We have always considered our church family to be a great and lasting influence in our lives and are thankful for each and every person we have met along the way. We don’t live near family […]

Christian Courtship & Helping Teens To Learn From Our Sin

My husband and I were both Christians when we became involved with each other but our life did not bear the fruit of it in many ways. We broke up, but then I found out I was pregnant.¬† My now sister in law told him I was pregnant (because I refused to) and after a […]

Holy versus Holier Than Thou

Our pastor spoke to us on a recent Sunday morning on the difference between “holiness” and “holier than thou”. Doctor Hadley gave several verses to point out specifically what holiness is but spent a great portion of the sermon on the latter issue, the sin of being holier than thou. Our main portion of scripture […]

Living Your Strengths Within The Church

We moved to Havelock North Carolina last summer and recently took an orientation type class at our new church. As part of the class, the Pastor presents all new members and/or member prospects the book Living Your Strengths by Winseman, Clifton, and Liesveld from Gallup Press. Included on the inside of each book jacket is […]

Concerning the Apocrypha…

I was raised in a Baptist family, accepted Christ at an early age, grew up with what I consider a hell, fire, and brimstone pastor, and never heard of the Apocrapha until I was at least a late teen, or perhaps it was even later than that and I was a young adult. I can’t […]

Yokes We Cannot Bear

It is the beginning of the new year and a time, undoubtedly, when we all make resolutions to do this thing or that thing better this year. I was reading scripture in the New Testament this afternoon and came upon a certain verse which says “Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke […]

Being a Good and Godly Influence

I was reading Philemon today. This book in the New Testament is very small and contains just one simple chapter containing a letter from Paul to Philemon. Yet its purpose of instruction is mighty! Onesimus was a slave and he had run away. Some commentators say that he had stolen from his owner and then […]