I used to be a caged-Calvinist. Seriously, I was really bad. Once I came to embrace the doctrines of grace I became very ungracious. I guess I felt duped. Maybe I wanted so badly for others to embrace what had opened my eyes. Who knows, all that really matters is to say that I was […]
I was tempted to post this as an anonymous guest blogger, but I figured I’d put it out there under my own name. I was inspired by the comment made by Eddie on Saturday night on the “Golden Age of NAMB” post. You can find it. It cut me to the heart, for two reasons. […]
The old story goes that once upon a time in a Sunday School class, the children were talking about how they wanted to die. (Scary Sunday School class, I know.) One child expressed his feelings quite clearly: “I want to die peacefully in my sleep, just like my grandpa did.” “Oh, really, Timmy?” “Oh yes, […]
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SBC Voices has discussed Kevin Ezell in great detail. Perhaps ad nauseum. The last thing we need is one more opinion. But that has never stopped me before. As I have responded to comments today, I decided I want to sum up my perspective, for what it is worth. I make you one promise: this […]
I just thought this was good! Hope it blesses you like it did me.
Someone put a link to this interview in the comments on Howell’s post. And I thought it was worth hearing from Dr. Ezell’s own words how things are going at NAMB. I found myself a little more sympathetic to Ezell – he’s had a rough job. I sure wouldn’t want it. It’s an interesting and […]
Originally published at From Law to Grace on March 30, 2011. I’ve never visited Alpharetta, Georgia, the home of the former North American Mission Board and the newly reinvented NAMB. However, it appears that there must be some glitch in the time-space continuum that causes not only months, but years, to accelerate at an astronomical rate. […]
What if the lines in the sand just keep shifting? What if the boundaries we set up keep slipping? What if the truth we’ve been seeking keeps drifting? What if we don’t make it through all of this sifting? What if our reach leaves us grasping at air? What if our longing finds no […]
No, I’m not making this up like the Fire Department Story. This is one of the parables of the Lord Jesus Christ. He tells us this during the last week of His earthly, pre-Resurrection life. (Side note: it’s hard to label the Lord Jesus Christ with time: “last week of His life” is not accurate, […]
It seems that with almost any child, ‘no’ becomes one of the first words learned. After all, they hear it quite frequently. Most of us Christians probably have at least mild familiarity with the criticism that we are more well known for what we stand against than what we stand for. Any reading of the […]
So here is something that I was discussing with a pastor in my local association. Do most churches practice closed or at least close communion? If someone comes to Christ in your church, and the next week you hold the observance of the Lord’s Supper, do you allow that individual to participate? I know at […]