SBC or GCB?

From CT: Name change, at this remove from origins, won’t convince everyone or most or even many. But the Southern Baptist Convention is now made it possible for churches instead to call themselves either SBC or Great Commission Baptists.  Great Commission Baptists is (sorry) better than the BGC’s change to “Converge” and, since there are [Read More...]

Brethren in Christ

Last weekend I was in Elizabethtown PA (E-town to locals), in the heart of God’s country, speaking at the E-town Brethren in Christ church on Sunday and the addressing the pastors and leaders of the Atlantic division of the Brethren in Christ churches. I want thank Steve Lane for hosting this event, my friend Nathan [Read More...]

Confirmation: Thoughts?

I got this note from a pastor in a denomination that baptizes infants and then proceeds to catechism and confirmation, but this pastor has his doubts. What wisdom do you have for him and for us? Let me insert another question here: What percentage of those who go through the catechism/confirmation process are turned down? [Read More...]

What about Purgatory?

Purgatory is a Roman Catholic doctrine, and many Protestants say things about purgatory that are out of line with what Catholics believe, so let me cite the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1030 All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death [Read More...]


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