Archive Monthly Archives: February 2014

Should Jesus be ‘none of my business’? / Hariette Petersen

February 25, 2014

by Hariette Petersen
(Hariette blogs, HERE.)

The war seems so dark and dirty and flat-out exhausting.  It wears on my soul.  Not so much because of the powers of darkness and evil that stand ready with endless arrows in their quivers.  No.  It’s due to some of the people handing the arrows to those who fire upon us.

When I read things like this coming from a fellow Southern Baptist (at least I thought he was a Baptist), it makes me tired.  It’s hard enough to battle the culture of forced tolerance and acceptance of ungodly practices.  It’s difficult enough to work and battle legislators to right the injustices and take stands against laws that limit our freedom to worship, express our faith and follow the call upon our lives to be holy even as He is holy.  It’s troublesome enough to have to make bylaws tighter within our churches to include language to protect our church from having to bow to laws which may impose their views upon us and force us to do something in direct conflict with the Word of God. But to have another mega-church pastor pass his individual dictate upon the brethren who seek to protect rights? It just eats at my soul. Continue reading

The path, person & promise / Junior Hill

February 24, 2014

by Norm Miller

CLEVELAND, Ga. (TMNews)Evangelist Junior Hill – a noted full-time evangelist among Southern Baptists – preached at Truett-McConnell College’s Feb. 21 chapel service from “some of the most majestic words in all of the Bible,” he said. “I believe they could change your life if you’ll hear them correctly.”

“The steps of a good man,” or a “good person,” Hill interjected, as he read Psalm 37.23, “are ordered by the Lord.” Continue reading