Tag Archives: Religion

Showing Concern for Outsiders in Mayberry

After the ouster of Flat Rock Baptist Church in Mt. Airy, NC from the Surry Baptist Association for violating Scripture (see Association Letter which cites 1 Timothy 2:12-14 and 1 Timothy 3) by calling a 28 year-old woman, Bailey Edwards Nelson, as … Continue reading

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Ends & Means: When Baptists Abandon Their Principles

In the aftermath of my recent post, “Female Pastors & Graceless Responses in Mayberry,” where I wrote about the recent kerfuffle surrounding the disfellowshipping of Flat Rocks Baptist Church from their local Baptist Association in Mt. Airy, NC (“Mayberry”), someone … Continue reading

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Channeling My Inner Lawyer: An SBC Pastor’s Journey

“You teach yourselves the law. I train your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush, and if you survive, you’ll leave thinking like a lawyer.”  Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr., (The Paper Chase) As a young … Continue reading

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Female Pastors & Graceless Responses in Mayberry

After spending Thursday night in the cool-weather environs of Ruidoso, NM, nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, the heat of Alamogordo has perhaps got me in a contrary mood.  With limited time on the internet, I’m just now catching up on … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Real: The Bible, Experience & a 4 Year-Old

When one of our church’s most precious saints died on Tuesday — after a long battle with cancer — I immediately knew where her soul is — heaven.  How did I know?  Because of the Word of God and my faith in God’s … Continue reading

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NASCAR, Prayer & an Irreverent Baptist Preacher

By now, many have had the opportunity to watch Pastor Joe Nelm’s “prayer” at last weekend’s Nationwide Federated Auto Parts 300 race in Nashville, TN.  Since his unusual invocation at the July 23 NASCAR event, Helm’s prayer has received over 1.8 million views on … Continue reading

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Dollywood, Lesbians & the Neidermeyer Complex

You may know him as The Maestro — Bob Cobb — from several memorable episodes of Seinfeld.  But, before Mark Metcalf was The Maestro, he was Neidermeyer, the tightly wound ROTC officer in the 1978 John Landis-directed classic, Animal House.  … Continue reading

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Questioning Calvinism & Watching the Mud Fly!

Since starting From Law to Grace in July 2010, I have published 179 posts (including this one) “discussing the intersection of law, religion, and politics in culture and Baptist life.”  With articles dealing with the Great Commission Resurgence, the new NAMB, … Continue reading

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Cru: Taking Crusade & Christ Out of Their Name

In a rather mind-boggling display of irony, the Christian organization responsible for producing the “JESUS” film has decided that having Christ in their name was just too much for the sensibilities of the modern world.  Campus Crusade for Christ, founded by Bill and … Continue reading

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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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