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Is Extending An Invitation Really Relevant For Today?

January 3, 2017

By Dr. Denny Autry, Dean
 J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies and Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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

The contemporary pulpit of the 21st century has become silent. Not in regard to story-telling, pithy sayings, anecdotes and illustrative pictures of everyday life, but with regard to any concrete explanation of the text of Scripture. In some cases, the use of Scripture in the preaching event has become non-existent. Thus, is there really a need for extending an invitation at the conclusion of the contemporary sermon? Continue reading

Old Preachers in the SBC

December 26, 2016

by David Allen

Editor’s Note: As this is the week between Christmas and New Year’s it might be nice to take a break from the more serious things within the SBC have a little laugh.  I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a Happy and Blessed New Year!  This originally appeared at Dr. Allen’s blog and is used with his permission.
KBG, Editor

Most of you have never had the opportunity to sit in on a PhD oral exam/dissertation defense. The experience is loads of fun…for everyone except the student. Faculty members grill the student for two hours over his work. Continue reading

Clean Drinking Water and Wine in Bible Times

December 19, 2016


By David Brumbelow, Pastor
Author of “Ancient Wine and The Bible” and The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow.”  He writes at


This article originally appeared at the Gulf Coast Pastor blog and is used with permission.

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills.  Deuteronomy 8:7 Continue reading

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