Smartphone: Friend or Foe… or Both?

Do you own a smartphone? Odds are you do, especially if you're reading this blog post. And if you do own a smartphone, then you have firsthand knowledge of this amazing device which serves as not only a phone but also a calendar, Bible, camera, calculator, alarm clock, and flashlight, while storing music, books, magazines, …

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Book Review: Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian

Introduction In recent years, Andrew Fuller has reemerged as a prominent figure in Baptist thought and practice, as many of the battles we face today were the same battles he faced many years ago. Contributing to this ongoing renaissance of the life and thought of Andrew Fuller is Paul Brewster, who earned a Ph.D. from …

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The Journal Entry of a Wandering, Wicked, Wailing Heathen Scooped Up by the Grace of God

I have done wicked and evil things. I have used people, at their expense, for my own benefit. I have manipulated and taken advantage of others. I have lied to those who trusted me most. I have torn down others to build myself up. I have hurt others. I have pressured others to do things …

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Guarding One Another: What is Biblical Church Discipline?

Several weeks ago my wife, Kristen, wrote a blog about discovering a healthy church. If you’ve read it, you may have noticed that she did not write about discovering a perfect church but, rather, a healthy church. In this age, there is no such thing as a perfect church because churches are full of sinners, …

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