I am a great lover of books, and have amassed a fairly respectable collection of titles from a wide range of genres. In what now feels like an altogether former life, I was once a moderately prolific Southern Baptist preacher and Sunday School teacher. During that time, I gathered a shelf or two of Christian books that I no longer want, but can’t bring myself to dispose of.
You should know my opinion on this… A student at a fundamentalist Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, hand-holding and kissing will be suspended if he takes his girlfriend to her public high school prom, his principal said. Despite the warning, 17-year-old Tyler Frost, who has never been to a dance before, said he […]
A year after launching an initiative aimed at ending factions in the wide Baptist community, former president Jimmy Carter convened some 1,200 people over the weekend to build on the unity movement. “Carter is a lifelong Southern Baptist who has lamented the divisiveness that’s been present in the Baptist family,” said Brent McDougal, coordinator for […]
DALLAS (BP)–The National Council of Churches has released a brochure castigating Christian Zionism as a dangerous movement that fosters fear and hatred of Muslims and non-Western Christians, as well as endangering peace in the Middle East. Jim Sibley, a Southern Baptist leader whose career has focused on Baptist-Jewish relations, set forth an opposite view in […]
I will write a long post about my trip to Louisiana later, but something caught my eye that I thought I would mention now. I grew up, sometimes, Baptist – Southern Baptist. We were strictly anti-Catholic, etc…, so it surprised me to see that Broadmoor Baptist Church, in Baton Rouge was celebrating Advent. Granted, Advent […]
Associated Baptist Press – Poll: On torture, evangelicals not looking to Bible, doctrine.
Of the issues that we run across in speaking about apostasy is to define exactly what apostasy is. The writer of Hebrews does that for us. It is not the sinning that might happen as we grow in Christ, or the sinning that happens with the flesh comes alive, but it is the deliberate sin […]
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Hebrews 9:1-28 from the Commentary in Translation Version Just as in the previous chapter, we see the writer trying to draw the readers to the fact that the covenant inaugurated through the blood of Christ is eternal, and therefore […]
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Hebrews 8:1-13 from the Commentary in Translation Version The entire book of Hebrews is geared to teaching a group of Christians who were in danger of falling away the superiority of the New Covenant. In this chapter, the writer draws out […]
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Hebrews 7:1-28 from the Commentary in Translation Version (1) For this Melchisedec, King of Salem and priest of God Most High, who met Abraham while returning from the slaughter of the kings, and did bless him, (2) To whom also Abraham divided a […]