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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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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Different Kinds of Instruments

August 30, 2015

I love music! I love the great variety of music the different cultures of the earth have to offer. I’ve had the privilege of hearing a Mariachi band in Mexico, Filmi music in India, and Middle Eastern Music in Israel. However, more than anything, I love music that proclaims the majesty of God and proclaims […]

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I Love A Variety of Christian Music – Part 2

March 14, 2013

WOW!  OK… so we got some attention with that last post about music.  I think we really… wait for it… STRUCK A CHORD. Here is a link to the previous Music Post:  http://www.joshuateis.com/i-love-a-variety-of-christian-music/ There were so many questions and comments on the last post I thought I would post a follow-up.  A few things I […]

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I Love a Variety of Christian Music

February 26, 2013

Perhaps it was the way I was raised.  I can remember sitting in the back row of our church by my mother, holding a hymnal for her and I to share, and singing the old hymn, “Victory in Jesus.”  I can remember my father singing in his morning devotional time, privately to the Lord, “I’ll say […]

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