Archive for January, 2014

Why I’m Leaving the Church Growth Movement


If a church makes it into somebody’s bogus “Fastest Growing Church” list, then the growth frenzy continues with the sheep flocking to check out what innovation has been initiated to reach the masses for Christ.

Basic Discipleship Insufficient

Ronnie Rogers is senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Norman, Okla.

The main verb and actual command of the Great Commission is “make disciples,” but the proximity of “go,” “baptizing” and “teaching” provides them all with imperatival force.

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Mondays are for Ministry / Brad Whitt

Brad Whitt

This week I’m excited to begin a ten-part series of videos entitled, “Foundations: A Pastor’s Life.” I pray that these videos encourage, edify and equip you to better serve and minister in your own context.

Accentuating the Positive


I moved to Oxford, Mississippi, a year and a half ago and asked Dr. Eric Hankins to lunch mostly because I was incensed with his writings.

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Going Blind


There is a reason why Walker Moore’s column is the most consistently read (if not the most popular) segment of the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger. Once again, Walker conflates sanctified humor with a spiritual sensitivity that informs the head and warms the heart. Read, laugh, be changed.

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