Four Scenes from a Missions Trip

As I prepare to go to the Philippines to preach a Missions Conference for Missionary Mike Reap, my mind frequently wanders to previous trips I’ve taken to far-off lands and to the adventures I have encountered. While it doesn’t deal…

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…