ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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A Bible for the Plow Boy

November 27, 2019

Josh, why are you doing this? Friends and detractors alike have asked me this same question over the last few weeks. Why enter the decades-old debate regarding KJV-Onlyism? Why go public with my views rather than keeping them to myself and my church? It’s because I want to stay in unity and fellowship with my […]

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Mental Illness and the Christian Church

January 17, 2017

As humans, we have the proclivity to speak authoritatively on subjects in which we know very little. “I seriously don’t think Donald Trump will make it past the primaries.” – J. Teis, June 16, 2015. “Disney purchased Star Wars?  They’ll probably destroy it!” – J. Teis, October 30, 2012. “I can say with certainty, that […]

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The Book Every Independent Baptist Must Read

November 2, 2015

Over the past few years the Lord has led me on a journey that brought great growth to my personal relationship with Jesus.  Sadly, I had developed some poor theology relating to music that left me in bondage to tradition.[1] Christian music became a duty not a delight because I lived in fear of inadvertently […]

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How We Got Our Bible

March 14, 2014

So, how did the Bible get made? From where did it come? I heard a comedian once say, “Christians are so funny. They believe that God wrote a book, threw it from heaven and somebody found it in a field.” Not only is this inaccurate and insulting, it’s also a bit naïve. As Christians we […]

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The Best Books I Read in 2013 – Part 2

December 26, 2013

Here is my list of the best books I read this past year. This is the 2nd part of a list I began a few days ago (The complete list is in alphabetical order.) Read Part 1 of this post: The Best Books I Read in 2013 – Part 1 The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni […]

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The Best Books I Read in 2013 – Part 1

December 23, 2013

Here is my list of the best books I read this past year. In this post I will be sharing 5 books and in part 2 I will be sharing 5 more. (The complete list is in alphabetical order.) Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley The main premise of this book is creating churches that […]

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Difficult Times = Shifting Doctrine

February 16, 2013

Throughout history it is puzzling to see the church change its doctrine from one generation to the next.  How does this happen?  If the Bible clearly states a truth and the church believes the truth, how then does the church’s doctrine change?

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What is The Flesh?

February 12, 2013

Growing up in church, I often heard preachers talk about the flesh and the spirit.  As I understood it, the flesh was bad and the spirit was good.  I was not to live in the flesh, walk after the flesh, and enjoy fleshly things.  Yet, this confused me, because I looked at myself and understood […]

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Who Cares Who Wrote What When? – Part 2

February 6, 2013

The majority of the books found in the New Testament are actually letters sent from a particular person to a church, region or individual.  We call these books epistles or letters.  Some of the letters in the New Testament were long and formal like Romans, while others were short and personal like Philemon.  An amanuensis […]

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Who Cares Who Wrote What When? – Part 2

February 6, 2013

The majority of the books found in the New Testament are actually letters sent from a particular person to a church, region or individual.  We call these books epistles or letters.  Some of the letters in the New Testament were long and formal like Romans, while others were short and personal like Philemon.  An amanuensis […]

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