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The Pathway to Unity Includes Dying to the Narcissism of Our Minor Differences

Brandon Culture

I once attended a service at a church of a different flavor. The history of their movement includes several thousand churches splintering away from Baptists a couple hundred years ago over differences in ecclesiology, baptism, worship, and a few other issues. I was surprised at our similarities. Sitting through their service felt just like sitting through the service I was …

Nineteen Reasons Baptists Should Stop Voting on Stuff

Brandon Leadership

I’m not seriously calling for the abolition of voting among churches, just a severe reduction in the practice. I’m a strong believer in the autonomy of the local church, but I’m the first to admit, I don’t like church “business.” I was once the Pastor of a church in central Arkansas that had battled years of political scheming and the …

The Lord Who Heals and the People Who Worship

Brandon Theology

I must confess, as a Baptist, it to me a rather long time to come to understand the healing nature of God. We Baptists, as Adrian Rogers put it, “believe in miracles, but trust in Jesus.” I still believe this is best. But I also freely admit that in our reaction to the extremism of “healing evangelists” like Binny Hinn …

Thank God For the BMA of America

Brandon Culture

I grew up in a staunchly conservative Southern Baptist church, where I first heard the gospel and received Christ as my Savior. I was baptized by Doug Riley, a man who was committed to the faithful proclamation of God’s inerrant Word. Many of my heroes in the faith are or were Southern Baptist leaders. I have benefitted greatly from W. …

Standing in Confidence

Brandon Living

β€œAnd the Lord shall iver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”β€”2 Timothy 4:18 Do you stand in spiritual confidence today? A couple of days ago a young lady stopped by our office to ask for some gas money. After giving her what little cash …