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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Are We Ready? A question for those who love the KJV

October 31, 2019

There has not been a theological discussion in my life that has caused more division, confusion, and frustration than that of the Bible Version Debate. Addressing this issue will likely not gain me many friends. In fact, I fully expect to lose friendships (and gain new enemies) by following the Lord’s leading into this subject […]

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Idea Day Confession of Faith

March 25, 2019

Idea Day was simply a day to share ideas.  But over the last few years it has grown into more.  Regional Idea Days, The Idea Day Summits, Idea Nights, The Idea Talks Podcast, and the upcoming Idea Day Mentorship Program have reminded us that God is doing something big here, and it’s not slowing down […]

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Worldliness in the Church

August 31, 2018

Worldliness in the Church Everybody is welcome in the church!  However, there is one thing we cannot abide in the church – worldliness.  Though nearly everyone agrees with this sentiment, there is a major disagreement as to what worldliness actually is. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the […]

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Why Does Unity Matter?

December 27, 2017

One day Jesus was busy ministering unto the multitudes when a demon-possessed man was brought to him.  The man was bound by the demon so tightly that he could neither see nor speak.  But the moment he met Jesus Christ he was healed of his infirmities and freed from the demon’s control.  The crowd was […]

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Six Degrees of Separation

December 11, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation (and the rapid crumbling of the IFB)   Years ago an actor named Kevin Bacon was so ubiquitous that we had a cultural moment with a game called The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  Basically, the game works like this.  Anyone in Hollywood could be connected to Kevin Bacon by simply […]

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The Bible Talks with Josh & Heather

October 10, 2017

So.  Heather and I have started a brand-new podcast and we want to get your feedback. What is it? A few months ago, I started looking for a podcast I could recommend to new Christians and new members of our church.  I wanted something that taught theology at an entry level position.  Something that could […]

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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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Why is the Bible Difficult to Understand?

January 17, 2014

I know that some might be offended at the question. “The Bible isn’t difficult to understand,” they may claim. But the fact is, I’ve been studying the book my entire life and there are still portions of the Scripture that I struggle to understand. Even Peter mentions that some Scripture written by Paul would be […]

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Old Testament Law – Me?

September 17, 2013

I’m all about getting the Bible into the hands of new Christians. When I lead a person to Christ I want them to begin reading the Bible as soon as possible. At Southern Hills we have stacks of Bibles for the sole purpose of giving away to the new comer. However, those who are given […]

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