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The Holiness of the Church in Baptist Thought

The most recent issue of the Journal of Baptist Studies is devoted to Baptist thought on the four historic marks of the church- One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic. Chris Morgan wrote on unity, Matt Emerson and Luke Stamps on catholicity, Jim Patterson on apostolicity, and I wrote on holiness (making this a Cal Baptist and Union […]

Baptist21 Panel at Union University

Tonight Baptist21 will host a panel discussion at Union University at 8pm in Bowld 247. Here is the information from the Baptist 21 site: Panelists include Greg Thornbury, Ray Van Neste, Taylor Worley, and Nathan Akin. In effort to best serve Union students and promote Gospel-centered conversation among Southern Baptists, the questions will focus on […]

Revival messages on the church

Sunday I began preaching a series of meetings at a small church in the next county. I am attempting to do the same basic thing I mentioned here once before, preaching to the people about what the church should be on the ground that a true work of renewal begins with the people of God. […]

What Is a Healthy Church Member

What is a Healthy Church Member? By Thabiti Anyabwile (Crossway, 2008), hb., 127 pp. I received my copy of this book last Friday and read it over the weekend. It is excellent! I plan to buy several copies of this book to give away. This book will be immensely helpful to individuals and churches. Anyabwile […]

Church: The Glory and the Shame

Said one demon to another: “One of our great allies at present is the church itself. Do not misunderstand me. I do not mean the Church as we see her spread out through all time and space and rooted in eternity, terrible as an army with banners. That, I confess, is a spectacle which makes […]

2008 Founders Conference

The 2008 Founders Conference will meet this June in Owasso, OK focusing on church planting and revitalization. The title is Lengthening the Cords and Strengthening the Stakes: Renewing and Planting Local Churches and features Ed Stetzer, Voddie Baucham, Andy Davis, Tom Nettles, Don Whitney, Ted Christman, and Phil Newton. The conference website talks about how […]