Jackson, MS area churches choose to drop denomination ID from their names- by Katie Eubanks
In Madison, the core group who started the five-year-old Madison Heights Church decided not to include the word Presbyterian in their name but instead to put the acronym PCA at the end. PCA stands for Presbyterian Church in America……new Baptist churches often omit the word Baptist because it carries a stigma. “Baptists are generally considered... Continue Reading
RTS Chancellor Succession: Mike Milton takes over; Ric Cannada retires after 18 years of service – by Staff
We pray that faithfulness to the inerrancy of Scripture and to the teaching of the Reformed faith will continue to be defining traits to RTS in the future as they were under the leadership of the former presidents and chancellors of RTS – Sam Patterson, Luder Whitlock and Ric Cannada -- RTS Board
Greenville Seminary awards Honorary Doctorates to Hamilton and Phillips – by Staff
Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr., president of Greenville Seminary, told the Commencement gathering that by adopting a new practice of awarding honorary doctorates, the seminary “recognizes those individuals whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide leadership and inspiration to its students and graduates” and the seminary “thereby makes a public declaration of its own values.”
The Local Church and Evangelism – A Dynamic Church (Part 4 of 6)
In the New Testament we see all the preaching coming from the Church as expressed in the local churches whether at Antioch, Corinth, Ephesus or elsewhere. All converts were added to the churches. All preachers were subject to the discipline of the churches and, if travelling abroad, were sent out by one church or another
Response (Part 1) to “A Statement of Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” – by Tom Ascol
"I believe that this document, more than anything else that I have seen written on the differences that characterize many Southern Baptists on the doctrines of grace, has the potential seriously to disrupt the unity that Great Commission Resurgence has sought to foster and instead and to revive old suspicions and misrepresentations that too often have characterized past debates on these subjects." --Tom Ascol 0
The Seduction of Pornography and the Integrity of Christian Marriage, Part One by Albert Mohler
Today’s teenager, if not stranded on some desert island, is likely to know more about sex and its complexities than his father knew when he got married. Furthermore, what most generations have known only in the imagination–if at all–is now there for the viewing on websites, both commercial and free. The Internet has brought an interstate highway of pornography into every community, with exit ramps at every terminal or personal computer.
Ecclesiastical Hypochondria: An Argument Style that has Grown Very Old
Maybe one cure for the EH that can infect an assembly or a local church or a session is to retire some of those fantasies of creating a perfect structure or a church that is immune from all possible exposures. Sin will recur, and as long as we live in this world, we will need to adapt to our illnesses. That’s normal.
Institutions Consider Plagiarism Intellectual Theft; Could apply to Richard Land Case – by Greg Horton
SWBTS houses the Richard Land Center for Cultural Engagement. Land, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is also a visiting professor at SWBTS. An ERLC committee is scheduled June 1 to release the findings of its plagiarism investigation of Land.
‘Just Listen’—The Lausanne Movement and Global Theological Education – by Mike Milton
He went on to say that the Church in that Middle Eastern nation is growing. But the congregations there, the underground Church, require that their pastors be grounded in God’s Word and in a very robust theological and Biblical program of three year study before they are ordained (in secret) and begin to serve (bi-vocationally) as the pastor of a congregation
Review: Ross Douthat’s ‘Bad Religion’ – by Tim Padgett
What is remarkable is that with Ross Douthat being who he is and having the prominence that he does, there are a great many people who will take the time to take this in when they otherwise would not come near these ideas with a ten foot pole. Douthat is an accepted member of the American elite, and they will listen to him more so than they would from others hailing from ‘flyover country.’