This is the song "It's About the Cross" by the band Go Fish, which is set to images from The Passion, the Jesus Film, The Gospel of John, The Nativity Story, It's a Wonderful Life, and other films. I thought it captured pretty well the important Scriptural teaching that Jesus was born in order to … Continue reading What is Christmas about?
It is the fifth month running this poll, and there continues to be well over half of those responding (60%) who do not think strict adherence to the Baptist Confession of 1689 is necessary to being a Reformed Baptist. Here is the breakdown thus far (found at the bottom of the page):20% thought that one … Continue reading Monthly "What is a Reformed Baptist?" Poll Update
I have been teaching through the book of Ephesians lately, and while studying about the apostles and prophets in 4:11, my research led me to some interesting comments in The Didache. Although there are some strange things to be found in this document, it does give us an intriguing glimpse as to the practices of … Continue reading A Timely Warning From the Didache
What is the meaning of Ekklēsía?In a previous post (Part Four of this series) I indicated that one possible reason for the de-emphasis on elder leadership and authority among some House-Church Movement (HCM) advocates is a misunderstanding of the Greek word ekklēsía, which is commonly translated as church in the New Testament. Now I would … Continue reading Response to the House-Church Movement: Part Five
In a November 27 article entitled, Study: Recent grads 3 times more likely to be Calvinists, Baptist Press reported a rise in Calvinist pastors among recent seminary graduates now serving in as pastors in SBC churches. The report asserted:Nearly 30 percent of recent SBC seminary graduates now serving as church pastors identify themselves as Calvinists, … Continue reading SBC Increase in Calvinist Pastors
Clint Humfrey is a former professor of New Testament Greek at Toronto Baptist Seminary and currently serves as pastor of Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta. He has written an interesting November 12 article entitled The Reformed Renewal on his Cowboyology Blog. I thought this blog's readers might find it interesting as well. Here is … Continue reading The Reformed Renewal Among Baptists
This picture reminded me of how we can all sometimes feel. We can all feel as though we are weighed down with a heavy burden, and, try as we might, we just can't seem to get anywhere. I have found at times like these I am generally feeling this way because I have begun to … Continue reading Are You Feeling Weighed Down?