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!
Doctrine (like Theology) Matters!
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!
Part 2: Who is "I AM?"
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. John 5:18I often hear said that "Jesus never claimed to be God". While in a very limited and literal sense, … Continue reading Part 2: Who is "I AM?"
Who is This Jesus (The Deity of Christ) Part 1
Among the great theological debates that rage regarding Jesus and who He is, the greatest is whether or not Jesus IS God. There are some who would profess Jesus to be something less than fully God. They claim faith, yet in “who” are they believing? This short piece is designed simply to answer this incredible … Continue reading Who is This Jesus (The Deity of Christ) Part 1
Miracles From Heaven – a Review
A couple of months ago, I received an invitation to view an advanced screening of Miracles From Heaven in Little Rock. Having not been familiar with the movie or its source (supposedly a true story), I was interested to at least investigate. What I discovered was that this movie was produced by the same folks … Continue reading Miracles From Heaven – a Review
I have been called many things in my life! Sometimes those names have been honest errors in saying my real name. But more often than not, the names I have been called have been meant to be derogatory in nature. One name with such meaning I have been called is "fundamentalist" - and while some might … Continue reading You CALVINIST!