Writing to perhaps the most troubled of the New Testament churches, Paul said: “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in […]Read More Three Things Church Membership Means
Recently, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) elected JD Greear as its new president. I was not at the convention and thus did not vote either for Greear or his opponent Ken Hemphill; however, I, along with other evangelicals, have noticed a rising tide of resentment from the traditional powerholders in evangelical life leading up to […]Read More The AFA and JD Greear: A Response to Bryan Fischer
It goes by at least three different names: Communion, the Eucharist, and the Lord’s Supper. Along with the names comes a great variety of ways to understand what exactly the Lord’s Supper means, how it should be celebrated, and who should participate. The differences notwithstanding, the Lord’s Supper ties Christians of all different stripes to […]Read More The Bases of the Lord’s Supper
Thinking Theologically turns 6 months old this month! In honor of the 6-month milestone, I’ve placed links to the 6 most-read blog posts below! #1 Of Crawfish and Bacon: Christians and Those Quirky Old Testament Laws This post examines why Christians feel free to disregard so many Old Testament laws. In Louisiana, shellfish such as […]Read More Top 6 Posts From the First 6 Months
Every weekend, multitudes of preachers stand before congregations and faithfully preach God’s word to God’s people. For those 30-45 minutes, the preacher looks out from the pulpit and tells his congregation how God’s word applies to their lives. Then, he leaves the pulpit, walks off the stage, and goes home just like everyone else. Next […]Read More What Do Pastors Do?