Dr. Paige Patterson Is Out As President of SWBTS Dr. Paige Patterson is out as President of SWBTS (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) and will be promoted to President Emeritus as well as theologian-in-residence at the Baptist Heritage Center at Southwestern. To quote the official statement from Southwestern: After much prayer and a more than 13-hour discussion regarding challenges facing the Institution, including those of enrollment, financial, leadership and institutional identity, the Board determined to move in the direction of new… Read more

Journeying with John Journeying with John: Hearing the Voice of John’s Gospel in Years A, B, and C by James Woodward, Paula Gooder, and Mark Pryce is meant to explain how a person can use the lectionary cycle to see the entire work of this Gospel. The authors use their knowledge of the Lectionary cycle to give the reader an excellent primer on the Gospel of John. Woodward, Gooder, and Pryce make some interesting points about the Gospel of John…. Read more

How to Raise Great Kids in Today’s World Ephesians 6:1-9 In 2002, only 9 percent of adults said the children they saw in public were respectful toward adults. In 2004, more than one of three teachers considered leaving their profession or knew another teacher who quit. The reason? Students’ “intolerable behavior.” So said Public Agenda, a nonprofit and nonpartisan research group. In 2005, 70 percent of people surveyed said, “People are ruder than they were 20 or 30 years ago.”… Read more

#ChurchDV Is A Necessary Topic for Discussion in the SBC Church domestic violence is a necessary topic for discussion in the Southern Baptist Convention. As we approach the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting in Dallas, there could never be a better time to address this issue as a convention. #MeToo and Male Church Leaders The #MeToo movement has come to affect evangelicals. First, powerful men in Hollywood were exposed for their mistreatment of women. Then politicians from Washington who had mistreated… Read more

Learning to Rejoice With Christ There are times in life when one takes time to enjoy. The birth of a child. An adoption. A birthday. When one graduates. Life is a journey full of experiences – some helpful, some wonderful, and some painful. But joy can happen at other times as well. The fourth way to be a Christian STAR is to rejoice. When you behold Jesus, you are looking to Jesus and you are holding onto Jesus. You serve… Read more

By Which We Are Saved by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra By Which We Are Saved by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra, is a book that is designed to help Christians share the Gospel with confidence. The structure of the book is similar to a companion book I Have Some Good News. Yet each book serves a different purpose. I Have Some Good News, is a book that can be given to anyone who wants to know how to have a relationship with… Read more

I Have Some Good News by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra I Have Some Good News by Preston Condra and Kelly Condra, is a book that can be given to anyone who wants to know how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The structure of the book is similar to a companion book By Which We Are Saved. However, this book is an extended evangelistic tract, written to provide the reader everything one needs to know to have a… Read more

Learning to Be a Christian STAR in Today’s Culture Before there were the modern “star search” shows, there was Star Search. Ed McMahon was best known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick, but he also hosted Star Search, a program where aspiring actors and musicians perform before a live audience, hoping for stardom. Ed McMahon was the forerunner to American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. Before these contests, there was Star Search. In Philippians 2, Paul is on his own… Read more

The Dreamer With a Misunderstood Call Genesis 37:2-11 Joseph is a young man when God starts to reveal His will through dreams. It didn’t help matters that Israel favored Joseph more than the other brothers – he was the favored son. “Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son born to him in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him.” (Genesis 37:3, CSB) Joseph innocently told his brothers… Read more

Learning to Thrive in This Life by Trusting God “For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13, CSB) Perhaps you are familiar with the “Trust Fall.” This is an exercise in which you set up two lines of people parallel to one another. One person stands on a stump and falls back. As they fall, the first people in the line catch the person. They move… Read more

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