Pastor Michael Dean of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth recalled a visit with David and Carrie McDonnall in his office last fall as David wondered aloud about security concerns in Iraq and even whether he should buy a gun.
A recent satirical cartoon in the Boston Globe depicting a Catholic nun beating a school-age Mel Gibson is stirring controversy among Globe readers, prompting many to cancel subscriptions in anger and disgust.
It’s not only about the destination, but it’s also about the journey. That was the theme of the three-day, girls-only retreat called “Journey.”
The Risen Lord By Wayne Bray, Pastor, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Millen Published March 25, 2004
In a day of societal confusion and theological irresponsibility, the church possesses a challenging task to proclaim the truth to a reluctant and often hostile audience. Our postmodern culture believes in no foundational system of belief, leaving their worldview inconsistent with any harmonious relationship to reality. The present-day culture desires to persuade you toward a belief system that requires no belief at all, proving itself to be illogical on many fronts.
The Suffering Savior By Wayne Bray, Pastor, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Millen Published March 25, 2004
The dreadful scene of passion unfolds as His time has now fully come. Though the scene presented by our gospel text is disturbing to the human heart, this pain and shame of Jesus’ suffering and death were imperative to satisfy the great debt of sinful man.
In my flesh I prefer the course of least resistance. It is easier to go with the flow than swim against the current. Likewise, it is difficult to be true to the truth when tolerance is the social norm, and it is not easy to take a stand in the face of public criticism.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 25, 2004
What I know about litigation I have learned from three sources: Perry Mason, The Practice, and the Shorter College lawsuit against Georgia Baptists. The first two sources of knowledge have been entertaining, but the third has been anything but entertaining.
We are fast losing our religious freedom in America. There are those who are endeavoring to remove every vestige of Christianity from our government, public education, the public arena and our society.