Category: Church

The SPRINKLED Baptist Convention?

Dr. Rick Patrick

Baptists baptize. Such a self-evident statement might be considered incontestable if not for the curious trend described in this essay. If you will pardon the expression, Southern Baptists are watering down our doctrine of baptism. Today, a number of Southern Baptist Churches are accepting Christians into full membership who have never been scripturally baptized by the mode of immersion. In doing so, they are creating a class of sprinkled Southern Baptists—a development presenting us all with a host of denominationally defining implications.

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 5):
What if events of Acts 6 happened today?

  By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.     Coming tomorrow: Interview with a former Calvinist, part 1. Today’s blog post continues a series of articles concerning the ministry of deacons in the local church. Click on the following links to access […]

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 4):
More than 40 Acts of Service

  By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans     Today’s post continues a series of articles concerning the ministry of deacons in the local church. To see the earlier articles in this series by Dr. McKeever, click on the following links to […]

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 3):
Interpreting the Qualifications by the Spirit

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. Read Part One Here. Read Part Two Here. There’s a danger in interpreting the Word of the Lord “by the Spirit and not by the letter of the law.” The danger is that strict constructionists, who […]

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Reforming the Deacons (Part 2):
How to Help a Pastor Get Better

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. Read Part One Here. Here’s what happens. A few deacons fellowshipping over coffee deal with various subjects about the church. Eventually, someone brings up the preacher and that ignites the interest of the rest of the […]

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