An Honest Assessment of Youth Methods

One of my passions in life comes as a result of believing that America needs independent Baptist churches. Really badly. Basically, America needs New Testament Christianity, and my own study of Scripture leads to me to believe that independent Baptist…

When Worldviews Collide — Calvinism Is Idolatry

Written by Pastor Josh Merrell of South Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, Texas. More than a few people have begun to wonder if this series on Calvinism was ever going to end. I sympathize! In fact, I can assure you that…

7 Mindsets for Creativity

1) View Creativity As Essential  We say that the Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice. Faith, yes. Practice, not so fast. We need to be honest about this. Most of the time the Bible tells us what to…

When Worldviews Collide — Calvinism is Unscriptural

Written by Pastor Josh Merrell of South Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, Texas. For many people, an article purporting to show that Calvinism is Unscriptural should have appeared at or near the beginning of this series—not the end. For them,…

The Creative Church

“Oh, those poor conservative independent Baptists! I feel so sorry for them. They are really limiting themselves by being against everything, especially creativity. It’s obvious they don’t get out much to see what all is available to them. If only we…