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JOHNNY HUNT: FROM THE POOLROOM TO PRESIDENT OF THE SBC

September 9, 2016

By Ron F. Hale

This article first appeared in the Georgia Christian Index and can be viewed here.

The blood of an ancient people courses through his veins.  Johnny Hunt hails from the largest Native American tribe in North Carolina, the largest east of the Mississippi River, and the ninth largest tribe in the United States.  The Lumbee people are ancestors of mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians and eventually took their name from the Lumbee River that meanders its way through Robeson County.

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Spiritual Entropy: Part Two

September 6, 2016

Dr. William F. Harrell

*This post was taken from Dr. Harrell’s website and is used by permission.

Note: I am well aware that others have recognized the problem addressed by this essay and have written about it. But, this article is drawn from personal observations over the past three years and beyond as I have preached in many of the kind of churches which are the subject of this piece. It is my hope that, coming from personal experience and observation, it will add a sense of urgency as we deal with the effects discussed.

In order to combat the falling numbers and the lack of spiritual “fire”, many of these churches have adopted the “contemporary” style of worship which has become the “model” for success. They have made the mistake of thinking what will work in one setting will work in all settings. Continue reading

Spiritual Entropy: Part One

September 5, 2016

Dr. William F. Harrell

*This post was taken from Dr. Harrell’s website and is used by permission.

Note: I am well aware that others have recognized the problem addressed by this essay and have written about it. But, this article is drawn from personal observations over the past three years and beyond as I have preached in many of the kind of churches which are the subject of this piece. It is my hope that, coming from personal experience and observation, it will add a sense of urgency as we deal with the effects discussed.
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