15 April by Andy Hynes

Do you know these men??

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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers As we recently viewed the first five ecumenical councils from a distance, I want to take a closer look at some influential men from that time. The men that lived during the time of the Council of Nicaea through the late 400’s are referred to as the Nicene and Post-Nicene Church […]

14 April by Dave Miller

Pastors and Discontent: Should It Really Be Like This?

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I read an article today by Matt Boswell from Redemption Church, called, “10 Things Pastors Hate to Admit Publicly.” I had two distinctive reactions when I read the post. Wow! How did he get inside my head? No Way! It shouldn’t be this way when you are privileged to serve Jesus Christ as a leader […]

14 April by Jared Wellman

WHAT NOAH TEACHES US ABOUT EASTER, AND ABOUT OURSELVES

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Most recently I invited Bill Watson, Criswell College’s Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, to preach our Palm Sunday service. Bill is a two time graduate of the Criswell College and is working on his PhD at the University of Texas in Dallas. Bill preached on Noah, which wasn’t inspired by the recent movie of the same […]

14 April by Mike Leake

Why I Don’t Typically Pray For a Hedge of Protection

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“Lord, we pray that you put a hedge of protection around this family.” I’ve had something similar prayed over me before. And I really appreciate it. But I have a confession to make. The phrase “hedge of protection” makes me laugh. You see, I’m a child of the 80’s and 90’s. When I hear the […]

12 April by Jared Wellman

THE UNBIBLICAL CALLING OF THE PASTOR

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How would you respond if asked, “What does Dr. Pepper taste like?” It’s hard to answer, because Dr. Pepper’s taste is the result of a blend, a marvelous blend mind you, of 23 flavors. And while the blend of flavors for this “DP” is outright amazing, there is another “DP” whose blend of flavors is downright stressing. […]

11 April by Dave Miller

Response to Dr. Nathan Finn, Part 2: Who Can Respond? (by Dr. Eric Hankins)

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Dr. Eric Hankins is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Oxford, Mississippi. He is the author of the much-discussed Traditionalist Statement and was central to the Calvinism Task Force appointed by Dr. Page, which reported at the Houston Annual Meeting. Part 1 can be found here.  In my first post responding to Nathan Finn’s essay […]

10 April by Dave Miller

A Word about SBC Voices: Why Did You Post That? Why Do You Let HIM Comment?

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Recently, I was reading through some of my old posts here, especially those right after I assumed the official position of Chief Mugwump of SBC Voices on September 13, 2010 (my birthday!). My philosophy and commenting policies have gone through quite a bit of (shield your ears) evolution over that time. I’ve never completely figured […]

10 April by Mike Leake

Why I Care Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle I Am

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Apparently, if I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle I would be Raphael. Yep, you guessed it, I got sucked into one of those ridiculous quizzes on Facebook that I’m certain is some form of a ponzi scheme. Thankfully, I was able to restrain myself and not take the quiz which would have identified which […]

10 April by Jared Moore

20 Ways to Poison the Monsters He Loves: A Training Manual for Demons

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In order to poison the monsters He loves, the ones He calls men and even “children,” here are 20 things you must lead our slaves–and His–to do. . .

9 April by Dave Miller

SBC Voices NCAA Tourney Challenge: Congrats to Karl Mealor

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The NCAA Bracket Challenge has come and gone for another year. This year’s winner is Karl Mealor. Ben Stratton made a strong run through the “Trail of Blood” in the Final Four, but Karl would not be denied. He picked three of the four Final Four teams correctly. However, he did not see the Connecticut […]

9 April by Guest Blogger

Who Are the Greatest People in Your Life? (by Joshua Breland)

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Joshua Breland is a graduate student at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. We are surrounded by people. I think baseball should officially be retired as “America’s Favorite Pastime.” Surely “people watching” is our real favorite pastime. Our lives are filled with daily interactions and experiences with people. How would you answer if asked, […]

9 April by Guest Blogger

A Response to Dr. Nathan Finn (by Dr. Eric Hankins)

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Dr. Eric Hankins is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Oxford, Mississippi. He is the author of the much-discussed Traditionalist Statement and was central to the Calvinism Task Force appointed by Dr. Page, which reported at the Houston Annual Meeting. We look forward to this series of articles.  Over the next few weeks, I will […]

8 April by Unappreciated Pastor

Why I Don’t Quit (by Unappreciated Pastor)

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It was a cold Friday morning. As a bi-vocational pastor, Friday was my day off. The kids were in school & my wife was at work. I like to do two things on my day off: fish and hunt. Hunting season wasn’t in so I headed to the Suwanee river. I don’t have a boat […]