Happy Birthday to a Ministry Hero

Happy Birthday to a Ministry Hero

Today marks the 180th birthday of a man whose impact on pastoral ministry has lasted a lifetime.  Next to Christ and the apostles, C.H. Spurgeon ranks among the greatest of men who have impacted my life and encouraged me in my service to our great God.  I know that there are thousands of pastors that [Continue Reading...]

David Cloud’s Fundamentalism

David Cloud’s Fundamentalism

A few weeks ago, I started writing some posts on the matter of fundamentalism.  Since doing so, I have found the subject to be unbelievably laborious due to the number of versions of the movement.  I am convinced that even fundamentalists don’t know all of the segments of fundamentalism that are really out there.  Nevertheless, [Continue Reading...]

Was “St. Patrick” Really a Baptist?

Was “St. Patrick” Really a Baptist?

I wanted to post a brief follow-up to my previous article posted on Monday about St. Patrick, the great missionary.  There were some references to Roman beliefs and practices in the article, which I was aware of prior to posting the article.  That being said, I would invite you to read the following article  to get [Continue Reading...]

Patrick: The Great Missionary

Patrick: The Great Missionary

Well, as goes the saying, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In light of the debauchery that surrounds this day, I thought I would take a moment to post some thoughts about the man and great missionary who has become known as St. Patrick.  Patrick was actually not Irish, but was from England proper and went as [Continue Reading...]

Some Perspective on a Recent Article

Some Perspective on a Recent Article

In my last post, I discussed my reason for writing this series of posts and also took some time to explain my story and experience in Fundamentalism.  It was the foundational post for a series of articles that I hope will shed some light on the history and future of Fundamentalism. I also took some [Continue Reading...]

Navigating the Waters of Fundamentalism

Navigating the Waters of Fundamentalism

So, I was praying about the next series to write here on my blog.  I was about to start in on a series and then had two different articles about Fundamentalism come across my desk the past few days, and both of them were from totally different perspectives.  It got me thinking about my time [Continue Reading...]

Death: Putting Life into Perspective

Death: Putting Life into Perspective

Whenever I have the occasion to preach a funeral, I am always drawn to the text found in Ecclesiastes 7:1-3.   Certainly there are several passages of Scripture to which one could and should turn when faced with the reality of death.  But for some reason, the message of this passage seems to remind us about [Continue Reading...]

When an Unbeliever Reveals Unbelief, Part 2

When an Unbeliever Reveals Unbelief, Part 2

The first part of this series discussed my recent conversation with a man named Bruce, who claims to have been a Baptist pastor for twenty-five years before becoming an atheist.  My last post dealt with some reasons why this happens from both a theological and practical perspective.  I don’t know Bruce personally and I don’t [Continue Reading...]