Crossroads Conference Dr. Les Ollila Topics: A Good Legacy Does Not Guarantee a Good Future Avoiding Pragmatism Dear Friend – Pastor Rick Arrowood and I would like to invite you to a very special morning with Dr. Les Ollila on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church.
Thomas Overmiller A preacher never should settle intentionally for an imperfect sermon. He is responsible to “rightly divide” – that is, exposit – the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). Yet, what preacher can say that he has ever delivered a perfect sermon? Mistaken exegesis, inaccurate illustrations, mispronounced or mistaken word choices, unrelated or neglected [...]
Bud Steadman Biblical separation” is a phrase that often evokes a demonstrative response from the individual who hears it. Those who are opposed to the concept of a distinctive Christianity are prone to get their dander up when they hear the phrase. Believers who are committed to faithfulness to Christ and His Word rally around [...]
Jim Oesterwind “One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matthew 23.9). It is interesting that the Pharisees seemed to be quite accurate in their teaching. Jesus told His disciples that they should observe and do what the Pharisees told them (23.3). It’s just that the works of the Pharisees did not [...]
Doug Wright The news recently has been filled with reports of NBA player Jason Collins’ acknowledgement that he is a homosexual. His announcement was bolstered by wide-ranging media support, and even a congratulatory, supportive call from President Obama. It was no surprise that the main-stream media stigmatized all opposing views.
Brian Collins One of our regular contributors, Brian Collins, recently wrote an excellent piece on music at his blog, Exegesis and Theology. Before reading this article, you might like to read his initial offering and the comments. The piece is called “Music in the Perspective of Creation, Fall, and Redemption”. When I read the article, [...]
It has been some weeks since we’ve taken our eclectic wandering around the world wide web. I’ve accumulated a number of articles that might be of interest to our readers, so today I thought we should take the time to organize and post them. Topics: Parenting – are we over-doing it with protecting our kids? [...]
Doug Wright The following article is written by a pastor to his church people upon returning from a competition in which some of the young people from his church were involved. He makes a fine application from this competition to the matter of spiritual life. Are you pushing yourself hard enough in your walk with [...]
Chuck Phelps In seeking to define the new direction of a ministry some will claim to be historic fundamentalists while refuting “cultural fundamentalism.” When Christian leaders get honest, all of us are at times frustrated by the never-ending battle to define who we are and why we do what we do within Christian ministry. Yet, [...]
An excerpt from Holiness by J. C. Ryle The times require of us a higher standard of personal holiness, and an increased attention to practical religion in daily life. I must honestly declare my conviction that, since the days of the Reformation, there never has been so much profession of religion without practice, so much [...]