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Why a Baptist Can Be Thankful for the Protestant Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses. Last week I reflected on a recent trip I made to Germany and Switzerland to see the Luther and Calvin sites. 1,039 more words

Why a Baptist Can Be Thankful for the Protestant Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses. Last week I reflected on a recent trip I made to Germany and Switzerland to see the Luther and Calvin sites. 1,039 more words

Southern Baptists and Conventional and Cosmopolitan Cultures

I am grateful for the Southern Baptist Convention.

  • I am grateful for pastors who have shaped me through their preaching, shepherding, mentorship, and encouragement in mission.
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Southern Baptists and Conventional and Cosmopolitan Cultures

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I am grateful for the Southern Baptist Convention.

I am grateful for pastors who have shaped me through their preaching, shepherding, mentorship, and encouragement in mission. 3,388 more words

Baptist History part 3: English Reformers/Separatists

Where did the Baptists really come from?

I have discussed in previous blog posts 3 of the 4 commonly understood theories of the origin of the Baptist Church.   954 more words

Mama

An “I Am the Clay” Vignette*

She is clothed with strength and dignity… Proverbs 31:25

She leaves her afghan folded up in the pew at church where she and my daddy have sat as long as I can remember—second pew on the right, facing the pulpit.

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Faith

Never Been to Seminary

Photo credit: http://marktindall.blogspot.com/2011/07/strata-of-christian-belief-strata-5.html

I almost went to seminary. Once or twice. Or, maybe, three or four times. At nearly every church I’ve attended, the pastor and I spoke at some point or another about my going into ministry. 466 more words