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!
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
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One aspect of the Christian walk that I have often heard people talk about, but I find most professed Christians are sadly unprepared for. Unfortunately, we really don't realize just how real the spiritual war is until we are put to the test. For many, 2020 has been (pardon the term) the "year from hell". … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare is Real – and NOW
Humanity - all of us - were created in the Image of God (Imago Dei). We all have marred that image by sin - the fundamental problem of the world. Every last one of us bears that disease. For some, it is demonstrated in fornication or other sexual immoralities, for some - covetousness and stealing. … Continue reading Image of God, Sinners, and the Only Answer
Brethren - there is NEVER an appropriate time or circumstance to force meaning or personal views onto Scripture. It is never appropriate, regardless of your intentions, to pluck Scripture out of its context, then bend it back double to paint a picture or prove a point to "reach a hurting person". The formal term for … Continue reading Please Stop Abusing Scripture
Do you think your church is biblically-solid and that it could never succumb to modernistic adulteration of God's Word? You might want to think again. Just a few months ago, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to recognize and implement "Critical Race Theory" and "Intersectionality" as valid measures and procedures for measuring the denomination's "progress". For … Continue reading Is Your Church or Denomination Going #WOKE?
RACE - a term that teeters on the edge of being classified as a "four-letter word" in many circles. A term that really doesn't mean what it has been made out to mean. Just like so many other terms in human language (especially the English language) that have been adultuerated, redefined, and bent to fit … Continue reading The Critical Question of Race