Long Live the King

Ryan NealDevotions, General, Ryan Neal, Theology1 Comment

“The king is dead. Long live the king.” -The pronouncement made at the death of a monarch. When a monarch dies the people rightfully proclaim: “The king is dead. Long live the king.” The two statements go together by commemorating the death of the king while also acknowledging the importance, and the beginning, of the new monarch. Together the two … Read More

Should I Get Re-Baptized?

Guest BloggerTheologyLeave a Comment

What if you were baptized after an initial conversion experience but now suspect that your actual “regeneration” occurred later? Should you get re-baptized?

Save the Goats

Ryan NealChurch, Preaching, Ryan Neal, TheologyLeave a Comment

Today is Yom Kippur, the day (beginning last night at sun down) observant Jews fast and pray, in remembrance and recollection of Israel’s history.* Though the calendar is littered with opportunities to seek pardon of sin and offence, the Jews, including their places of religious rituals and their priesthood, set aside one day to cover all manner of sins (see … Read More

Of Statements and Signatures

Chuck FullerChuck Fuller, Church, Leadership, Theology3 Comments

Recently, a group of pastors, professors, and other leaders posted “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” at www.sbctoday.com. Signing their own names to the statement, the authors encourage other Southern Baptists to read and also sign. The statement aims to “reflect the beliefs of the majority of Southern Baptists, who are not Calvinists” … Read More