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Knowing Reverend Clementa Pinckney

Posted by Daniel Dukes on

 On a personal note, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Senior Pastor at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, and state senator was a very close friend of mine.  I met with him on Monday at Emmanuel in the same room where he and 8 congregation members were murdered. I saw him briefly in the statehouse...

#prayforcharleston

Posted by Van Barnhill on

Last night, 21-year-old Dylan Roof walked into Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, SC where he shot and killed nine people. This morning, authorities announced that they had arrested Roof in Shelby, NC. While Roof’s capture provides a partial closure to the shooting itself, today is...

Pray for Charleston

Posted by Buster Brown on

This morning I studied Psalm 137:1: "By the waters of Babylon, there we sat and wept, when we remembered Zion." As the writer reflected on the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem, and the slaughter of the people, he grieved deeply. There is a time for deep sorrow as we remember the...

Confusion Vs. Biblical Clarity

Posted by Buster Brown on

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 states:  “Man is a special creation of God, made in his own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of his creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation.” (III...

A Battle Worth Engaging

Posted by Rose Anderson on

Life in a fallen world is hard.  Even knowing the source of all joy and abundant life,   even knowing that the end game is a huge win, it seems that getting there is still hard.  Believers and unbelievers alike have to deal with sickness, suffering, and death until Jesus...

Thoughts towards this Sunday's Sermon...

Posted by Buster Brown on

Dear Church Family,   As we think about the rapid change in our culture especially in the area of sexuality, please consider the following that comes from a British theologian named Theo Hobson:  For a moral revolution to occur:   What was condemned has to be...

Thoughts on the shooting of Walter Scott

Posted by Buster Brown on

Dear Church, I have been incredibly saddened and “sickened” by the events that have unfolded in the aftermath of the shooting of Walter Scott. This morning I felt compelled to share several points with our men at Man2Man and I’d like to briefly list those out. First of...

Excerpt from Prayer by Tim Keller

Posted by Buster Brown on

I came across the following discussion in reading Tim Keller’s book, Prayer (Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God), (which I highly recommend). I thought this was an excellent statement (pp. 193-194):   “[The] Augustinian model is “I am what I love”. As...

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Posted by Buster Brown on

This past Sunday, I preached on fighting the good/beautiful/useful fight of the faith and referenced entitled Happiness is a Choice (A Manual on the Symptoms, Causes, and Cures of Depression) by Minirth and Meier. Both are psychiatrists of repute who are adjunct faculty at Dallas...

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