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Super Spirituality Syndrome: Claiming More Christ or Gospel Than Others

Comments closed overnight by Rick Patrick I will never forget where I was when I first heard the term super spiritual separatism. It was a classroom discussion in one of my first doctoral seminars. I had openly shared my experience about some church members whose preferences were causing conflict in the fellowship. Hot dogs were […]

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Back in the day

by Walker Moore – founder and president of AweStar Ministries, a teen missions organization that has taken thousands of young people around the world for the sake of growing missions-minded hearts, the Gospel, and lost souls. I remember watching a grainy black-and-white movie years ago on our tiny DuMont television. The cabinet, the size of […]

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When the Changed Lives and Broken Hearts Are Yours

Mission Trip Reflections by Rick Patrick After investing our Spring Break on a mission trip to Aguascalientes, Mexico–a desert city of nearly one million people–our mission team of ten church members will never be the same. It is challenging to reduce to words the waves of emotion and brokenness one feels when immersed in a […]

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Daniel Parker: Two Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists

  Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, family reunions became part of my cultural education.   My kinfolk were mostly one or two generations removed from being church-going people. Therefore, after the Sunday dinner, the men of our clan enjoyed an assortment of thirst-quenchers.  Wash tubs filled with ice and colorful cans of Falstaff, Pabst, […]

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Dear Titus

By Walker Moore Dear Titus: I want to apologize for calling you a gummy bear. When I first saw the sonogram, I didn’t know what else to call you. All I could see was a tiny, black-and- white, blurry figure all crunched up. I had to squint my eyes and rotate the picture to make […]

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