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Can Baptists Thrive on Controversy?

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Can Baptists Thrive on Controversy? (Tom Nettles)
Baptist Identity Crisis (Erik Smith)
Spurgeon's Theory of Theological Controversy (Tom Nettles)

J. Frank Norris: No Independent (Matthew Lyon)   


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Paul's Mission and His Partners in Ministry
Lessons on Leadership Training
by Phil Newton

Apostle Paul Who trained leaders to plant congregations in the early church? That has been the subject of my past three blogposts. We first looked at a general introduction to leadership training in the book of Acts, followed by the early signs of leadership development in Acts, and then the church spreading through the church planting ministry of the saints scattered due to persecution. The present post will take a brief glance at training with Paul's mission and his partners in ministry.

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Selecting Music for Worship
Part 2: Know Theology
by Ken Puls

Know Theology How well do you know the music your church sings in worship? Can you think, for example, of a song that teaches that sin corrupts and deceives the heart? Or a song that unfolds the work of the Trinity in our salvation? If you were to measure the depth of doctrine and the breadth of truth in your church's music for worship, what would you find?

A Resource for Pastors, Musicians and others who select music for worship: A Theological Outline for Indexing Music for Worship

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Fuller's Fear of the Slippery Slope
by Tom Nettles

Andrew Fuller In my most recent post, I mentioned that Fuller envisioned true Christianity as a hearty reception of the deity and the atoning work of Christ with "other corresponding doctrines." In the framework of that nomenclature, Fuller located the fall of man and its consequences in the determination of God to show his perfect grace in the effectual provision of full redemption for those given to Christ, and to show his perfect justice and holiness in the punishment of sin for those given over to themselves.

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Upcoming Events

Southern Baptist Founders Conference Southwest
     September 26-28, 2013
     At Heritage Baptist Church
     In Mansfield, Texas

Theme: Being a Disciple of Jesus Christ
Featured Speakers: Tom Ascol and Fred Malone

1845 Conference
     October 31 - November 2, 2013
     At Heritage Baptist Church
     In Shreveport, LA

Theme: A Historic Southern Baptist View of Salvation
Featured Speakers: Tom Nettles, Fred Malone, Tom Hicks, Earl Blackburn

And for 2014:

Deep South Founders Conference
     January 16-18, 2014
     On the Reformed Theological Seminary campus
     Jackson. MS

Theme: Christ the Mediator
Featured Speakers: Geoffrey Thomas and Erroll Hulse

Look for Founders Ministries at the 2014 G3 Conference
     Theme: The Church: From a Biblical Perspective
     January 23-25, 2014
     At Pray's Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA (near Atlanta)

Speakers include:Voddie Baucham, Conrad Mbewe, Steven Lawson, Tim Challis and David Miller
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