If We “Really” Cared About Babies?

I recently saw a meme with several complaints regarding those who see abortion for what it is – murder – and therefore want to end it. Rather than facing the issue and staring it in the face, the meme was basically an accusation that we who oppose abortion really only want to control women, rather…

The So-called Experts Who Aren’t

Modern Christians put a lot of stock in seminary professors. These men are often acclaimed bloggers, lecturers, authors, and occasionally, keynote speakers at conferences. Personally, I have found myself to be more and more skeptical of such. In more liberal seminaries, stories of the Bible and the authorship of scripture are questioned. But even in…

Why Don’t We Observe Lent?

I was asked a great question earlier today that’s relevant each year at this time. Why do Baptists (and many others) traditionally not observe the Lenten season, or Lent? To be clear, Lent is a partial fast held for 40 days prior to Easter Sunday, based on Jesus’ fasting after His baptism. It is ushered…

The Trinity, M121 Podcast

Last year, I joined Josh Coker by phone for a recording session of his M121 podcast, speaking to biblical, Trinitarian theology. We discussed the three Persons of the Trinity and their respective roles in salvation and our lives, but also dangerous and erroneous views we ought to avoid. Of course, there’s no way to discuss…

Regarding Eternal Subordination

Getting Christology right is important. We certainly do not want to be guilty of believing in “another Jesus” than the authentic Jesus Christ that scripture presents to us. The earliest wars within Christianity were fought over this notion, and more than one form of heresy attacking Christ’s identity was propagated. In recent years, the concept…

What We Miss

Over the past two weekends on Words of Grace, we have been focusing on the blessing of God’s house. Specifically, why we ought to obey God and attend worship each week but also the great blessing of experiencing His presence as we gather. Church attendance in America is at an all time low. What better…

Introducing Baptists to…Baptists

Our modern world is an interesting one, to say the least. I’m certain most of us are on various social media platforms. Those of us born in the 80s are an interesting microgeneration, experiencing childhood before the internet but also pioneering and championing much of what is available online today (for better or worse). We…

Alas And Did My Saviour Bleed (Communion)

Last year, Jesse Latimer, one of our song leaders and a dear friend, shared several hymnsinging albums with me during our season of Covid-19 “Drive in services.” At that time, we were playing a collection of hymns prior to the message over a sound system, everyone being in their automobiles. One particular hymn that I…

Ready To Harvest’s Video on Primitive Baptists

This weekend, a Youtube channel specializing in describing the theology and practice of various denominations released a video on Primitive Baptists, using Marchtozion.com as their primary source, as well as a book written by contributor David Wise. The video presented PB in our own words, for which I am thankful. Said another way, it wasn’t…