Life in Our World

Choose Life!

This post is taken from a message I preached at Bob Jones University's chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. To listen to the audio of the message, click here. This past Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of a monumental decision handed down by the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 in a case known as…

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Speak Boldness to Your Soul

Why do you say such a thing? From time to time, we need to confront our soul with this question and bring it to hear God’s answer. In Isaiah 40, such a question erupted from the mouth of a nation wearied by its own sin, battered and bruised by the consequences of those sins, and…

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The Peace Ship

Almost every Christmas program at some point makes mention of the appearance of angelic hosts to humble shepherds keeping watch over their flock. And the message they brought is universally known – “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” “Peace on earth!” – an amazing Christmas greeting… But an…

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A Man and His Faith

This is part two in a series on Gideon. See the first post. The story of Gideon in Judges 6-7 is a study in contrast around the theme of fear. For our fear-filled lives, we need to learn from the Gideon we see cowering in a wine press driven by the wrong kind of fear…

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Ministry Life

Honor to Whom Honor Is Due

On November 8, the BJU Seminary inaugurated the Stewart Custer Lecture Series, a sequence of in-depth, scholarly presentations on a theological topic presented in Scripture.  This year’s inaugural lecturer was Dr. Kevin Bauder, research professor of systematic theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota.  He taught for several hours on “Baptist History:  Then…

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Bold Orthodoxy

There is a growing divide in the minds of many evangelical believers between their private faith and the exclusive claims made by historical biblical orthodoxy.  This divide, however popular it might appear in terms of political correctness, is deadly to the future health and vibrant life of the church. Orthodoxy was never intended merely to…

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Life in Our World

Six Words to Remember in the Voting Booth

Perhaps never in our lifetimes has such an election season been more of a quandary and a stress to American Christians. How do we navigate such turbulent waters? How do we interact with the unsaved world in such a hostile political season? How do we proclaim Christ in a country that seems to have lost…

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