I am excited to announce a new collaboration with my friend and brother-in-Christ Derrick in a brand new Podcast and our first episode! Join these two small-church pastors seeking to glorify God, grow in grace, and flesh out doctrine, theology, and issues facing the Church. Featuring Michael Battenfield (FBC Cave Springs, Arkansas) and Derrick Bremer … Continue reading The Lonely Pastor’s Podcast!
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut … Continue reading Where’s the Kool-Aid? I need some Revelation 20!
Unpopular Post # (oh I forgot - I lost count) I tried hard to get into and enjoy The Chosen, even attempting to turn off my theology filter in my mind. But it didn't take long in the very first episodes of the first season to "smell" something not right. It wasnt' the fill-in material … Continue reading UNPOPULAR POST: The Chosen
The First Amendment to the US Constitution reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. … Continue reading Religious Freedom and Betrayal (Arkansas Issue 3)
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First Baptist Church is excited to host a one-day conference for Students, Youth, AND ADULTS! The conference theme, The Way of Peace will focus on …The Way Of Peace: Why The Church Still Matters Conference
This isn't the first post that has touched on this subject, and in this case - I plan to be as brief as possible. The primary thing that identifies a particular church (and thus denomination, association, or convention of churches) is doctrine. There are even the cases of "non-denominational churches" that fall into either being … Continue reading Doctrine (like Theology) Matters!
Let me preface this with the fact that I pray daily for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention. We share a common spiritual ancestry and at least by statement, believe the same Bible and hold the same core values. And as I sit here in my "2nd Office", having prayed about this post for … Continue reading A Denomination Built to Fail: The SBC
At first iI was TOLERANCE- out of “Christian love of your LGBTQ+ neighbor” and “for the sake of the gospel”... Just “tolerate”... Coexist. Let it go... But that wasn't good enough, so then it became... ACCEPT- you and your church must be accepting of these identities and lifestyle choices. Just accept them for who hey … Continue reading Endless Discontent and LGBTQetc+++