Thanksgiving is Expressed in Shouting to the LORD - "Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!" We shout when we watch our favorite baseball players hit a home run, or when our football team scores a touchdown, but it seems that Christians in our culture rarely shout to the LORD in gratitude. … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Meditation on Psalm 100
Some readers of our blog who have been with us for a while might remember that I once posted an article entitled Concerns About the Manhattan Declaration, in which I explained why I could not, in good conscience, sign the document as so many others had done. The document was released on November 20, 2009, … Continue reading Ten Years Later and Still Concerned About the Manhattan Declaration
I'm sure most of the blog's readers are familiar with the Nashville Statement that was published on the website of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood back on August 29, 2017. If you haven't yet read it, though, I would encourage you to do so and also to consider signing it. Here is the … Continue reading The Nashville Statement Fortified
Throughout my years as a believer, I have been told and taught that when one reads or studies the Bible that one should not come with any preconceived theology in mind but allow the Word of God and the Spirit of God to work as one reads and studies the text. This is, of course, … Continue reading Of Bible Reading and Theological Formulation
I grew up in a tradition in which I was largely unaware of the Protestant Reformation. I knew I wasn’t a Roman Catholic and I really was unsure why. But I knew to be “Catholic” was bad, and to be “Baptist” was good. Much to my shock one day as I read the Apostle’s Creed … Continue reading Why Celebrate the Reformation?
On Saturday Bob Gonzales, the Academic Dean and a professor at Reformed Baptist Seminary, posted an article giving A Brief History of the RBS International. I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus for His gracious working through RBS, not only here in America, but also in other countries where there is such a great … Continue reading A Brief History of RBS International
A dear brother named Michael Cheng has recently developed a website for a new online version of the Baptist Confession of 1689. Here are a few words from him about it: My goal was to create a place to read the 1689 confession that had all the features I liked, and more, including an on-page … Continue reading New Online Version of the 1689 Baptist Confession
I have been a long time user of e-Sword (alongside BibleWorks and now also Logos, for which there is also a free version available) and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a free Bible study software program that rivals many that you would have to pay for and is better than most. This program also makes … Continue reading e-Sword 12.0.1 Is Available
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD; Lord, hear my voice! … Continue reading Who Can Stand? A Meditation on Psalm 130:1-3
At the recent Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) a number of resolutions were adopted concerning issues facing the churches today. On the website containing the list of this year's resolutions, they define a resolution this way: A resolution has traditionally been defined as an expression of opinion or concern, as compared to … Continue reading SBC Resolution 9: An Enemy Beachhead?