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Does the Bible Elevate Being Right Over Rightly Relating?

October 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at theologicalmatters.com and is used by permission.

By: Dr. Charles Carpenter
Associate Professor of Humanities at Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
That he not be wise in his own eyes.
— Proverbs 26:4-5

This passage creates cognitive dissonance for readers pining for a single, solidifying principle to answering challenging people; and, unfortunately, no matter the exegetical application, there is no clear “If the person does this, then it is appropriate to say or do that.” This passage confronts the person who has pat answers to assumed questions, for this passage demands one to be fully present when addressing a person. Continue reading

I Will Stand

October 20, 2017

Editor’s Note: In addition to his article regarding respect for our flag, pledge of allegiance and national anthem.  Here is one of the most moving renditions, performed by 500 high school students, of our national anthem that I have ever heard.

By Walker Moore
Awestar Ministries

I don’t often jump on the bandwagon, nor do I write about the whims of the week. But mid-afternoon last Friday, I looked up and saw 4-year-old Titus the Honorable in my office doorway. This was a delightful surprise. Normally when he comes to my office, I can hear him running down the hall to burst in with a big grin and hug. Then he gets into the “Poppy snacks,” which, like any good grandparent, I have stashed out of the way in plain sight. But this time. he didn’t do any of those things. He just stood there quietly. Continue reading

Pastors and Churches, Help Us Pray For America In 2018

October 18, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Dr. Floyd’s personal blog and is used by permission.

By Dr. Ronnie Floyd
Pastor, Cross Church Northwest, Arkansas
President, National Day of Prayer

The churches in America are God’s footprints in our nation. God’s churches are blessed and anointed by Him, and the greatest network our nation has. As President of the National Day of Prayer and Senior Pastor of a local church, I am convinced that we cannot complete our mission of mobilizing unified public prayer for America without the support of the pastors and churches in America. Our priority must be to mobilize pastors and churches to pray for America. Continue reading

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