by Walker Moore
Awe Star Ministries
As I write this article, I’m sitting in a McDonald’s Restaurant on Interstate 35 in Ardmore, Okla. I don’t remember ever writing an article in a fast food restaurant. To be honest, I’m not sure it’s all that fast or even if it’s really food. But I owe it to the Golden Arches to eat here ever so often. They’ve fed thousands of my students as our youth groups traveled across the country. In the beginning, they lured me in by offering free meals for youth pastors. Now, they lure me in by offering free Wi-Fi. I wonder what they’ll offer when I move into the next phase of my life: a free EKG?
by Ronnie Rogers, pastor
Trinity Baptist Church
During the last couple of years, I have quite unexpectedly been involved in conversations with many Calvinists through writing, e-mails and talking, one-on-one. I have enjoyed many of the discussions with my Calvinist brothers and sisters during this time. I can only pray that my thoughts have been even minimally as helpful in contributing to their knowledge and love of God as theirs have been for me. However, I must admit that, at times, I have found my interactions with some Calvinists quite frustrating because of the great difficulty I have often experienced when trying to discuss a particular point without being misread, when I am given a standard response (as I did as a Calvinist) that is the very response I am trying to move beyond, or when they simply do not engage my specific point and scurry to something I am not even addressing.
Dr. Stephen N. Rummage, senior pastor,
Bell Shoals Baptist Church
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Last Sunday (Feb.2) was an “Unashamed Sunday” for us. We have two or three of these each year to challenge people to follow Jesus in baptism. Usually, we have a large group of people scheduled ahead of time to be baptized on these Sundays; but because we’ve been baptizing a good number of people week-by-week, we didn’t have the usual baptism backlog. In fact, we had only three people scheduled for baptism, and one of those didn’t show. So, we were praying diligently for God to send us a lot of people at the invitation.
by Unappreciated Pastor
(Unappreciated Pastor blogs HERE.)
So, you wanna be a pastor? Big man on campus; that’s you, huh? Standing up there in front of everybody, holding your Bible, preaching to the people. I can see you now, scooting around the stage, dancing to the “Amens” and applause. Mr. Pastor, Bishop, Reverend, Elder, Preacher Man. Yeah. I used to be like you.
by Hariette Petersen
(Hariette blogs, HERE.)
Well, now, that depends entirely upon the woman, doesn’t it? A week ago, a misguided lady wrote a blog-post that sounded like a throwback from the late ’60s. She spewed the kind of blather Phil Donahue hailed in his hey-day. Her thoughts created a bit of a stir on Fox News segments for a couple of days. My daughter came over and asked if I’d seen the scourging the blogger delivered on stay-at-home-moms and if I’d read what Matt Walsh had countered on his blog. Matt dismissed it as rather goofy rhetoric designed to increase ad hits for her blog.