Archive for May, 2012

Calvin Is My Fallible Friend

By David E. Crosby, Pastor, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana The lapel buttons worn by a church staff displayed “WWCS.” I asked what the letters meant and they said, “What would Calvin say?” My response: “Who cares?” Ever since I saw those buttons I have wanted to ask those fellows why they put Calvin’s […]

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Going Inward: Taking the Gospel to an Unlikely Place

Marilyn Stewart is a weekly religion events columnist in the New Orleans Times-Picayune and is a free-lance writer for the Louisiana Baptist Message and other publications. *names in this article are changed to protect identities. It’s only Wednesday night, but the strip clubs on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street are busy. The crowded street is awash […]

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Is There a Bridge over the Troubled Waters
of Our Soteriological Divide?

Dr. Bonts is the Senior Pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama.  He has earned a BA in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida, and an MDiv and PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Over the course of my fifteen years in ministry, Southern Baptists have written much in defense of various positions […]

Monday Exposition Idea:
Do you believe this?
(John 11:25-26)

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Monday Exposition Idea:
Do you believe this?
(John 11:25-26)

By Franklin L. Kirksey, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and author of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice. These expositions by Dr. Kirksey are offered to suggest sermon or Bible study ideas for pastors and other church leaders, both from the exposition and from the illustrative material, or simply for […]

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Established Faith Begins at The Cross

By Bob Williford, former director of the Hope Migrant Mission Center at the Migrant Farm Labor Center near Hope, Arkansas (a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist Convention), and author of Fence Post Digest blog. Colossians 2:7-15 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as […]

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