An Obscure Monk and a Mundane Event: The Launch of the Protestant Reformation

As you may already know, October 31, 2018 will be the 501st anniversary of what is commonly referred to as Reformation Day. This day is celebrated and remembered because on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. We don’t celebrate this day merely because a professor posted …

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The Beauty of Biblical Submission

Submission is a word our culture prefers to avoid, especially when it comes to the biblical submission of a wife to her husband. In most circles, even Christian circles, the idea of biblical submission within the context of marriage is quietly swept under a rug and ignored completely. Although ignoring submission is a tragic occurrence, …

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Why I Love Our Sunday Evening Services

At the onset of summer our church began holding weekly Sunday evening prayer services. Until that time, our regular gatherings were on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and every third Sunday evening of the month, so my entire married life I've used the majority of my Sunday evenings to prepare my weekly calendar, menu, and grocery list …

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Book Review: The Confessions

Introduction Apart from the Bible, few books have impacted the church as greatly as The Confessions by Augustine. This book has served the church for over 1600 years as a theological, philosophical, and devotional masterpiece. More than an autobiography, The Confessions shines light into God’s providence during the first thirty-three years of Augustine’s life, as …

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Potlucks and Priorities: Filling Life’s Plate to the Glory of God

There is a lighthearted joke in Baptist circles that our denomination is really great at one thing above all others: potluck dinners. We line up several six-foot-long tables end to end, and families bring their favorite meats, casseroles, and desserts to place in the seemingly never-ending lineup of delicious foods. Then everyone grabs a plate …

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