The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 8 – Sanctity of Marriage

Read Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, and Part Seven.             The issue of the sanctity of marriage is a recent conversation in world history and consequently in church history.[1] This discussion, however, is not simply about marriage, but also about human sexuality and gender, and therefore the issues of marriage and LGBTQ+Continue reading “The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 8 – Sanctity of Marriage”

The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 7 – Sanctity of Life

Read Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, and Part Six. Ethics             Just as the understanding and application of the CBF’s core doctrines has evolved, so has the CBF’s understanding of biblical ethics. Two of the most contentious ethical issues of the last forty to fifty years, in American culture and the church, are theContinue reading “The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 7 – Sanctity of Life”

The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 1 – Introduction

In May 1991, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) was formed in Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as an alternative mission sending agency to that of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).[1] While the CBF was not initially formed as a different denomination, differences between the CBF and the SBC were still acknowledged at the time. For example,Continue reading “The Doctrinal Trajectory of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the First Thirty Years, Pt. 1 – Introduction”

Christian Meditation by Edmund Clowney

Clowney, Edmund. Christian Meditation: What the Bible Teaches About Meditation and Spiritual Exercises. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2002. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction Edmund Clowney (1917-2005) was a pastor and theologian. He once served as the President of Westminster Theological Seminary and was also the Emeritus Professor of practical theology at the same institution. HeContinue reading “Christian Meditation by Edmund Clowney”

Forgetting What Lies Behind

But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13b I have had nine confirmed concussions though I know I have had many more than that. There is a six-month period of my life that I am unable to remember with any clarity. There are a fewContinue reading “Forgetting What Lies Behind”

Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by Aimee Byrd

Byrd, Aimee. Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020. 240 pp. $18.99. Introduction Aimee Byrd is known to many as the housewife theologian, a nickname earned from one of her earlier books. Until this book was published, she was a co-host on the popularContinue reading “Recovering From Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by Aimee Byrd”

As a Dog Returns to Its Vomit

Like a dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who repeats his folly. Proverbs 26:11 This is not a proverb that is found on cute crafts for sale at your local farmer’s market. It is not one that elicits the “feels” as many are inclined to seek today. Instead, this proverb causes usContinue reading “As a Dog Returns to Its Vomit”

The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund

Ortlund, Ray. The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2021. 144 pp. $16.99. Purchase at Westminster Books for less. Introduction Ray Ortlund is the President of Renewal Ministries. He has been in the ministry for over 40 years. Summary Divided into two parts consisting of three chaptersContinue reading “The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 Application

Note: This is the final part of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. You can read the Overview, the Assessment, and the Evaluation. It is difficult to assess a revival. Sinners were undeniably saved. The church was revived. They were filled with men, women, and children who prayed. SinnersContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 Application”

The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Evaluation

Note: This is part three of a four part series on the Hebridean Revival of 1949 – 1952. You can read the Overview, and the Assessment. The evaluation of The Hebrides Revival is largely contingent on the theological presuppositions of the one seeking to critique it. Iain D. Campbell states that the Isle of LewisContinue reading “The Hebrides Revival of 1949 – 1952 An Evaluation”