Yeah, He’s Not in Charge

January 31, 2022

Biden is merely an employee of the people. Trump was just a guy who worked for us. Your Governor, Mayor, and City Council Members are simply the labor force we’ve hired to do the things we don’t have time to do. 

Truly, I see the greatest danger to the future of our society is an electorate that has forgotten their position of authority.

WE THE PEOPLE are “in charge” of this nation.

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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 Answer to America’s Dilemma

October 17, 2016

Who will save America, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? There is not an evangelical Christian who wouldn’t immediately respond with the obvious answer, “Neither – Jesus Christ is the only one who can save this country!” We truly believe that He is the answer but we live, react, worry, post, retweet, and rage as if […]

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The Idea Talks – Episode 08 – The History of the Independent Baptist Movement

August 3, 2016

In this episode Pastor Josh Teis sits down with Pastor Matt Lyon to discuss the history of the Independent Baptist Movement. Pastor Matt is an expert in this area, and provides incredible insight into the leaders, history, and focus of the Independent Baptists. Connect with Matt Website – Twitter –

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The Idea Talks – Episode 01 – The Independent Baptist Movement

December 21, 2015

In this month’s talk Dr. Dave Teis and Pastor Josh discuss the pas, present, and future of the Independent Baptist Movement. You can watch or listen to this talk on this page. We would also encourage you to subscribe to the monthly audio podcast in iTunes. Feel free to share this post below.     Audio […]

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The Old Independent Baptist

December 14, 2015

Recently I wrote an article called The New Independent Baptist. The response was warm and wonderful. Ministry leaders ranging from newly minted college-graduates to long-established veteran pastors contacted me with kind words and full agreement. Across the age spectrum it appeared that we had accomplished our goal of encouraging the next generation of leaders in […]

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Replacing the Jews?

June 13, 2014

One of the great theological tragedies of some denominational traditions is that of replacement theology. The belief that the Church has replaced the nation of Israel in totality is both unbiblical as well as dangerous. Those who hold to replacement theology teach that promises made to Israel in the Old Testament will be fulfilled as […]

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Jew & Christian – A Modern Parable

June 5, 2014

There once was a little boy who had a big brother. As they grew up they did not always get along. The older brother picked on the little boy until the little boy began to outgrow his older brother. Now it was time for revenge. At every opportunity the embittered younger brother attempted to overshadow […]

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My Pilgrimage – Day 2

January 10, 2014

What an amazing experience this has been. Let me share what I mean… The Sermon on the Mount In Matthew 5-7 we read that Jesus went up into a mountain and taught the disciples. Perhaps its because I’m from the Western United States that I have such high standards for the usage of the word […]

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Four Views of Baptist Origins

July 16, 2013

I pastor a Baptist church in Southwest Las Vegas. The name of the church is Southern Hills Baptist Church. We have many members from many different backgrounds including Atheism, Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, Pentecostalism, Presbyterianism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Mormonism. In our ranks we have those who have been raised as Muslims, Baptists, Jehovah Witnesses, Anglicans and […]

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