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A Humbling Photo


A friend of mine at Desiring God Ministries sent me a photo the other day that brought tears to my eyes. They were inside a maximum security prison shooting a documentary when a photographer came across what he thought was an interesting shot. It was an inmate’s desk with a copy of the Bible and two other books. Those two books were, The Ever Loving Truth, and Family...

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New Scenery... New Accents... New Audiences on the U.K. Tour

Our time in England was both rich and rewarding. After several days of preaching and long nights of personal ministry, we enjoyed a day of sightseeing, including double-decker busses and a boat on the Thames, all capped off with a trip to Hamleys toy store! The children are convinced we need a second home there (after we find a home in Zambia). Of course, they haven’...

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Encouragement and Hope on the VBM U.K. Tour

The decline of Christianity throughout Europe has been well-documented.  Here in England, church attendance is somewhere below 5%.  Historic cathedrals stand empty, or converted into pubs.  The people know nothing of Charles Spurgeon or D. Martin Lloyd-Jones.  And worse, Islam is thriving.  However, all is not lost! These last few days have remind...

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Top Ten Reasons I May Not Have Answered Your Question (Part 1 of 2)

The questions continue to pile in. Most of the questions are fantastic. However, some of them are a bit, shall we say, off target. Remember, the goal here is to honor Jesus Christ by “Equipping Believers to Walk in Truth.” As such, I try to pick questions that are broad, related to the nature and scope of my ministry, and common to a large cross-section of my a...

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Barack Obama: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion candidate ever to run for President. He could not even bring himself to vote for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act which would have protected children born in the process of an abortion. That’s right, Mr. Obama cannot even bring himself to support a plan that simply says to doctors, “If they slip past while you are tryin...

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Fighting Confusion and Misrepresentation in the FIC

As a pastor in a Family Integrated Church, I grow weary of answering the same questions over and over again. This is especially true when I have to answer the same questions by the same people! Some people are either unwilling or unable to wrap their minds around the FIC concept. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve answered the, “Don’t you elevate ...

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A Nation of Cowards?

I hate to say, “I TOLD YOU SO,” but I did tell you so. In a November 5th blog, following the election of Barack Obama, I wrote: The people have spoken. Barack Hussein Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States of America. The Left Wing press is ecstatic, white guilt has been assuaged, Affirmative Action has been vindicated, and socialist Eu...

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Nehemiah's Nursery: Part 1

If you’ve walked into a church service lately with a baby in your arms, chances are you are well aware of the new anti-child atmosphere that dominates much of the modern American church. There are smiling men and women stationed at every door ready to “guide” you to the nursery where your child “will have a very enjoyable experience” and be ca...

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Nehemiah's Nursery: Part 2

Children in Old Testament Gatherings Another major problem with the Nehemiah’s Nursery argument is that it is inconsistent with what we see in other Old Testament passages. For example, Deuteronomy 31 paints quite a different picture than the one suggested by nursery advocates: “Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your t...

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A Detailed Response to Doug Brown’s Critique of the FICM

Doug Brown has joined a long list of pastors, professors, bloggers, theologians, and otherwise interested parties in writing a critique of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM).1 This critique comes from a “Fundamental Independent Baptist” perspective. His motivation is the fact that “The (FICM) is having a growing impact within fundamental Baptist...

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The Elephant in the Room

This past week a firestorm erupted over the recent “Elephant Room 2.” The controversy centers around the decision to invite Bishop T.D. Jakes to participate in the event. The central questions in the debate are 1) whether or not Bishop Jakes holds to the historic, orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, 2) whether it was appropriate to invite (and feature) him withou...

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