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

The Second Greatest Gift

December 16, 2016

By Walker Moore

The greatest gift is the salvation given to us through our Lord Jesus Christ. But today, I want to write about the second greatest gift, and that is the gift of friendship. To me, the measure of a person does not lie in their wealth but in the number of people who call them friend. Continue reading

Alabama pastor calls for ‘frank’ conversations about Calvinism

December 15, 2016

This post was originally published in The Alabama Baptist and is used by permission. 

Alabama pastor Rick Patrick would like to see intentional “frank” conversations happening among Southern Baptists related to how Traditionalists and Calvinists can better co-exist in the denomination.

“I believe we have thousands of Traditionalist Southern Baptist churches starved for resources and ministry initiatives that make sense within a more Traditionalist ministry paradigm,” he said. “The overwhelming number of Calvinist resources and ministry initiatives are like square pegs in round holes.  Continue reading

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