Great preaching is inspiring. When I hear or read great preaching, it makes me want to preach. I often benefit from listening to inspiring preaching in my car on the way to school to teach–listening to John Piper fires me up, reminds me of all that is at stake, points me to the greatness of […]
Dr. Paige Patterson serves as President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Judge Paul Pressler are the heroes of the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. There is more to him, however, than that colossal battle, and in this interview we want to focus on the days before the big brouhaha in the […]
Dr. Russ Moore pays a nice tribute to my Ph.D. mentor, Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, with which I couldn’t agree more. I often say that I think I learned more from Dr. Schreiner listening to his preaching at Clifton Baptist Church and interacting with him there than I did at SBTS. Not that I didn’t […]
May the Lord bless you this month in praying this for yourself and others: ESV Ephesians 6:14-20 “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all […]
You are not going to believe this. Someone bearing a strange resemblance to the Reverend Dr. Denny Burk does The Halloween Hustle. Classic.
Thom Rainer gives a summary of his findings here. The gist of it is that the church in the USA is not reproducing itself, and, if things continue as they are, Christianity in America will go the way of Christianity in Europe, where it’s all but gone. Here’s a summary: 1. Churches are doctrinally ineffective. […]
Back in 1999 Timothy George wrote an insightful piece on three controversies among Southern Baptists: the Stone-Campbell movement, the Landmarkists, and the hyper-Calvinists. Dr. George gives a fascinating look into the historical development of these three problems that Southern Baptists faced. The issues provoked by these disputes are still with us, and George's essay, Southern […]