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August 2006

Women Preachers?

Here is a good article about women preachers in Baptist life: Do SBC Moderates Really Believe Women Should Serve as Pastors? An Important Research Project see also

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SBC Founders Online study Center courses

Fall 2006 Courses Systematic Theology II with audio lectures by Dr. Roger NicoleThis is the second in a series of four planned courses on Systematic Theology. The first course covered the Place of Systematic Theology, Divine Revelation and the Authority of Holy Scripture. Topics in this second course include: Doctrine of God, Creation and Providence, the Doctrine of Man and Sin. Students can take the Systematic Theology courses in any order. It is not necessary to take Systematic I before taking Systematic II. Dr. Roger Nicole is a retired professor of theology emeritus at both Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary and Reformed

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Unity and John 17:20-23

Unity, God, and YouBy Paul Alexanderfrom I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that You sent me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the

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Gospel Essentials in Charles Spurgeon’s Preaching and Ministry

What are the Essentials of the Gospel?By Phil A. “Essentials” implies necessity – something that cannot be left out if the gospel is to be properly understood. Charles Haddon Spurgeon seemed to have mastered the “essentials of the gospel” in his preaching and ministry. Though numerous areas of biblical thought were open to debate, upon the essentials or “fixed principles,” as he called them, there could be no debate. I have found his outline to be helpful in sharpening my thinking on the essentials of the Christian gospel. 1. We must begin with God, and the certainty “that there

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What Kind of Statements of Faith help?

Are brief, general statements of faith harmful or helpful?By Shawn In a local church, brief statements of faith are not helpful. A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily. But it should not be brief or general.New Testament Background. The New Testament is full of doctrinal statements of varying lengths (e.g., Matt. 16:16; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; 1 Tim. 3:16). Paul’s exhortation that his teaching be followed in the local church (e.g., 1 Tim. 4:1-16; 2 Tim. 2:2) as well as the

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What is the wrong way?

Hear Bill Hull share his thoughts about Doing the Right Thing in the Wrong Way. He taks on our casual attitude to pursuing Christ in dealing with the consumer mentality in the church today as illustrated in Barna’s idea of “Revolution” and “Personal Church.” see also

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How do we know God?

Here is a good little booklet that I am currently reading on knowing God from the Revelation of Scripture by Pastor Bob Burridge : The chapters include:Lesson 1: Knowing the Truth Lesson 2: Revelation – Divine Self-DisclosureLesson3: The Canon of ScriptureLesson 4: InspirationLesson 5: Preservation of ScriptureLesson 6: Translation of ScriptureLesson 7: Interpretation of Scripture Pastor Bob Writes: Since the Creator has determined the characteristics of everything outside of himself, truth is the way things are in God’s mind. He can be the only absolute gauge for measuring the truth and rightness of ideas or relationships in his universe.In

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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