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Southern Baptists, Immigration & Ducks

“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck.” Despite their best efforts, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Resolutions Committee cannot convince some Southern Baptists (including this one) that their Immigration Resolution … Continue reading

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Interfaith Alliance, Faith Shared & Sinking Sand

If you are liberal Baptist Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, “a religious freedom organization that seeks to unite diverse faith voices against extremism,” then your answer is a resounding, “YES!”  If you believe that the Bible is the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Easter Strike-out!

No one really throws hard balls to the President, so it was still somewhat surprising when he and/or folks within his administration took three big swings at all things Easter and came up with a goose egg (not the kind … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Evangelicals’ Intriguing Savior?

Who knew?  Donald Trump is a Christian.  In all of his public life to date, I have never once been tempted to think of Trump as a follower of Jesus Christ.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’ll try not to question … Continue reading

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SBC’s New Calvinism & Patriotic Worship: Part 2

Earlier in the week, while visiting Baptist21 to watch an interview with Nathan Akin, another post in the top masthead — with American flag in the background — caught my eye.  Titled, “Letter from a Minister about Patriotism in Corporate Worship,” I was curious and … Continue reading

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SBC’s New Calvinism & Patriotic Worship: Part 1

Should Southern Baptist churches discourage expressions of patriotism in their corporate worship services on national holidays such as Memorial Day and Independence Day?According to Professor Carl “Chip” Stam and some younger Southern Baptist pastors represented by Baptist21, the answer is apparently … Continue reading

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Southwestern Seminary’s Assault on Autonomy

Article IV. Authority: While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Convention does not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any other Baptist body, whether church, auxiliary organizations, associations, or convention. (Constitution of the Southern … Continue reading

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Accommodating Culture on Halloween

I admit it.  Last night, our church accommodated our neigbhors who were out trick-or-treating on Halloween.  From 5 to 8PM on Sunday evening, the church that I have the privilege of pastoring — Bethel Baptist Alamogordo, NM — opened its … Continue reading

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Who Can Worship At Your Church?

Who can worship at your church?  Sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it?  The church should be a place where anyone can come and feel at home.  I agree.  Churches should be open to all, for indeed we are all sinners in … Continue reading

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