I don't know enough about him to know. But I found this video of a sermon he titled "The Bible Kind Of Salvation." He begins by saying it's actually a sermon on election, on the calling and choosing of God. … [Read more...] about Did W. A. Criswell Preach Calvinism?
Tim Challies just posted his notes from a talk by Dr. R. Albert Mohler. The topic was the legacy of John Calvin as a preacher & teacher. Follow this link to read it for yourself: Ligonier Conference - Al Mohler Calvin understood the majesty of preaching because he understood the majesty of God. Calvin’s mode of preaching was verse-by-verse, book-by-book so he would not selectively avoid things he did not wish to teach. In this way God’s people receive all that they need and not just what the preacher determines the people need. The preacher is neither to add nor subtract from Scripture. … [Read more...] about Dr. Albert Mohler Lecture On John Calvin
Most committed Southern Baptist could recite the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 by heart. Jesus gave instructions to the disciples before He ascended to heaven about their task ahead and commanded them to go and make disciples in all the nations. Everyone knows this message in some way. It is a driving force behind the efforts of Southern Baptists to take the news of the gospel to every corner of the globe and every people that exists. But I am intrigued by the verses before this commission just as much. For instance, I am convinced that we should add verse eighteen to our … [Read more...] about From Doubting To Disciple Making
I came across a few old Southern Baptists voices this morning. It made me wonder where all the prophetic voices are in our day. First, there is this amazing quote from Adrian Rogers. (Follow that link for the audio.) It just shows so much of our current political debates are nothing new, except that our generation doesn't have the common sense to see the consequences. “Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to … [Read more...] about We’ve Had Our Prophets
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 few weeks of fighting about it we were married. I loved Mike very much but I knew he had cold feet for a reason. I didn't want him to feel like he had to marry me, but I also didn't want to feel like I was second choice either. Nearly 18 years later, we are both the wiser and each of us have a deep and intimate relationship with … [Read more...] about Christian Courtship & Helping Teens To Learn From Our Sin
I just wanted to plug a new wesbite I'm developing. It's basically an aggregator for daily bible devotions pulled from various RSS feeds. Going forward I might add some writers and give it a go as a blog too, but for now I'm just letting it build up some traffic. Check it out and give me suggestions. … [Read more...] about Christian Devotions Online
There have been numerous posts recently from different SBC personalities about the visions competing for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention. In my opinion, the debate has gotten nasty and defaming to Christ. People have differing opinions on what these visions are and how many different visions exist. There is the Baptist Identity vision, the Founders vision(GCR), the cooperationists vision, and in my opinion there is the common man vision.(there are more visions, but I will leave it at those) I am a common man. I want what is best for the Southern Baptist Convention. I am … [Read more...] about SBC: In Need of Direction
Sometimes I've wondered. I've been privy to a number of conversations with folks who aren't "ready" to be baptized--with those who do not see "why" they need to be baptized. And in the past few years, I've read many posts and comments regarding baptism. I've followed conversations where folks get all worked up over the requirement of, get this, Southern Baptist churches expecting people to be baptized like the Savior by John to validate their fellowship with the Baptist faith which espouses baptism by immersion as one part of Christ's biblical commands. To be honest, that doesn't … [Read more...] about WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH BAPTISM?
Round One Has Closed - Go Vote For The Final Round - This post has information about contest rules, prizes, and the selection process. Watch this video, then scroll down to vote. Round one will end Sunday 22 March 2009 at approximately 9 PM. About The Selection Process The top rankings were based largely on the following factors. Some are very subjective, while others easy to verify. My observations of that blog over the last 12 months What others have said about SBC blogs (Stetzer - Puryer) High comment counts Posting consistency and quality PageRank from Google and Yahoo … [Read more...] about 2009 SBC Voices BLOG MADNESS: Opening Round Has Started
Considering our economic trouble, shrinking churches, and loss of political influence - now is the time for prayer. The Southern Baptist Commission For National Revival (SBCNR) has issued the following prayer. All Southern Baptists Churches are encouraged to read this prayer aloud at 11:10 AM EST on Sunday 15 March 2009. This national harmony of prayer will certainly turn back the tide of judgement now threatening our nation. You can download a PDF bulletin insert from the SBCNR website. SBC Prayer For National Revival Lord, we thank you that we are not like other … [Read more...] about Urgent Call For Prayer: Ignore At Your Own Risk