Archive for November, 2012

The ETS, the AP & the BFM

Adam Harwood, PhD Assistant Professor of Christian Studies Truett-McConnell College Cleveland, Georgia The Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) met for its annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 14-16, 2012. ETS bills itself as “a professional, academic society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others involved in evangelical scholarship” ( Its membership is currently 4,000 […]

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Soul winner Jim Akins

by Dan Nelson For 28 years, Dan Nelson has served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Camarillo, Calif. Pastor Nelson will submit a series of posts to SBCToday about people who influenced him for the sake of evangelism.   Jim Akins was a strong evangelistic pastor in Missouri and California whom God used to […]

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Why I am changing Bible translations

Dr. Bob Rogers has been pastor of First Baptist Church, Rincon, Ga. since 1999.He earned a B.A. from Mississippi College, and an M.Div. and Th.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid cyclist and regularly writes blogs at   The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible was published in 1979, the […]

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Glory Hallelujah for God’s Help!

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 […]


“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”             I Thess. 5.18. On the slim chance that you have pushed away from the table — the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, etc. — and venture onto the blog today or tomorrow, please list three of God’s blessings […]