Ichabod – The Unwanted Child of Southern Baptists

I’ve been thinking a lot about Paige Patterson, Southwestern Seminary, the Southern Baptist Convention and the controversy swirling around, threatening to engulf us all. I actually had a correspondence with Dr. Patterson a number of years ago.  I was the Associate Editor of The Baptist Record, the news journal of Mississippi Baptists.  The 1998 convention … Continue reading Ichabod – The Unwanted Child of Southern Baptists

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The Sexless Life in a Sex-Dominated World

Remember on April 23rd, when a man in a rental van plowed into pedestrians on a Toronto, Canada sidewalk, killing ten and injuring 16?  Wisely, Toronto officials resisted the temptation to immediately label this an attack of Islamic terrorism. What emerged about the perpetrator is far stranger. Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old IT expert, was immediately … Continue reading The Sexless Life in a Sex-Dominated World

Spiritual Battles Won, Spiritual Battles Lost: Billy Graham and Charles Templeton

Charles Templeton was born in Canada. He came to Christ in 1936. By 1941 he was an evangelist and had founded a church. Templeton was part of a 1945 meeting at Winona Lake, Indiana, that led to the founding of Youth for Christ. Also at that meeting was Billy Graham. They became friends and associates, … Continue reading Spiritual Battles Won, Spiritual Battles Lost: Billy Graham and Charles Templeton