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From the Resource Section: "The Things of Earth"

Posted by Van Barnhill on

The world is full of good things. Those words adorn the back cover of a book by Joe Rigney, who is a professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. In his 2015 work, The Things of Earth, Rigney sets out to display the goodness of God’s creation and how enjoying that goodness...

From The Resource Section: "None Like Him"

Posted by Rose Anderson on

Our culture radically prizes the individual in the way we choose to define or redefine who we think we are.  Jen Wilkin, in ten chapters, takes an easy-to-read and conversational approach to explain ten attributes of God’s character and shows how we do not possess these attributes...

What Do I Do If My Son Says He’s Gay?

Posted by Van Barnhill on

About 18 months ago, some of the staff here at East Cooper Baptist took some time to evaluate and pray through ministry in the life of our church. We determined some areas that we thought we were doing well in and identified some other areas that we would like to see ourselves, as a church...

From the Resource Section: The Meaning of Marriage

Posted by Leland Brown on

Marriage: A Spiritual Friendship Aimed at Glory The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller is the closest thing the American church has to a biblical marriage manifesto: a breath-taking 40,000-foot view of God’s grand purposes in marriage. Keller’s rich exposition of Ephesians 5:22-33...

The Best of 2017

Posted by Van Barnhill on

When I was about 12, I got on a treadmill and held down the button that increases the speed until something similar to this happened. Every year, the combination and proximity of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve elicits, in me, a comparable feeling, albeit without going through...

South Carolina’s “Case of Urgent Need”

Posted by Leland Brown on

Titus, Good Works, and Urgent Needs  After spending almost an entire letter focusing on “good works” in the life of the church, Paul closes Titus by saying “and let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help in cases of urgent need, and not be...

Here I Stand...For Podcasts

Posted by Van Barnhill on

This month commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. While what is referred to as the Reformation happened over the course of 100+ years (1517-1648), the date being celebrated marks 500 years since the then unknown monk, Martin Luther, nailed the Ninety-Five Theses against the door...

A Theology of Hurricanes

Posted by Leland Brown on

Mount Pleasant just narrowly dodged a direct impact by a major hurricane. Texas, Florida and the Caribbean were not so lucky. For the next few weeks the images of devastation and destruction will pour in, many of us will give to the disaster relief efforts, and people in our culture will obsess...

Smartphone Scripture Memory

Posted by Van Barnhill on

About a year ago our Young Adults Pastor, Leland Brown, wrote a great article titled “8 Reasons to Start Memorizing Scripture Today.” This past Sunday, Buster challenged our church to memorize several verses between now and the end of the year. Additionally, if you've read the Bible...

Nashville Statement

Posted by Buster Brown on

Dear Church Family,This week the Nashville Statement was released regarding a biblical view of sexuality.  The statement was well crafted, biblical, and irenic.  I would ask you to read it and pray, that we would stand with grace, dignity, and love during this time, when to quote the...

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