Category: Baptist Identity

Baptist Thanks

I’m not much for trite sayings during this time of season.  I’ve made up a satirical song for thanksgiving about Mr. Turkey, but I’ll spare you the sing-a-long.  I’ve also been somewhat AWOL in the blogging community because doctoral work has been overwhelming.  There is a season for everything, and I appreciate my fellow bloggers […]

Church Discipline: What Sins Should Enact It?

As a group of people from my church are reading through R. Stanton Norman’s book The Baptist Way, we have arrived at the chapter titled “Church Discipline.” Again, I suggest purchasing this book for your library. It is very readable, informative and a steal at the price! In this chapter, Dr. Norman puts forth some […]

Do Not Apologize for Truth

In Dr. Thomas White’s chapel message at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on October 18, 2007, he spoke multitudes of truth. He addressed more truth about the issues concerning Southern Baptists in 48 minutes than many have heard in the past 2 years. Dr. White is a very articulate speaker and has the gift of saying […]

How Can We Seek A Regenerate Church Membership?

In Dr. Stanton Norman’s book, The Baptist Way, he makes the claim that Baptist churches must do a better job in having dialogues with those who desire membership. He mentions the dilemma that is faced when someone walks the isle and after a 30-45 second interview they are presented to the church. He reiterates a […]

Interview with Steve Grose

I recently had the privilege of conducting an email interview with Rev. Steve Grose. Rev. Grose has been pastor at the Newcastle Baptist Tabernacle since December 1996. Newcastle is a smaller city of 600,000 people to the north of the Sydney basin in the state of New South Wales. Baptists in the region number about […]