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Priesthood of Believers

A first-time visitor to our worship service a few years ago said to me abruptly, “I am looking for a church where the preacher preaches the Bible and doesn’t talk about theology and all of that kind of stuff.” I knew then I was in trouble because I don’t believe you can preach the Bible […] Read More

Are Baptists a peaceable people? Do we live together in the reconciled love of Christ? Is our gospel of grace demonstrated in our common life? Well … sometimes. There are many congregations that are laboratories of love, schools of grace. But it has to be admitted that Baptists find agreeing and disagreeing in love particularly […] Read More

Protestants emphasize the priesthood of all believers, the notion that we are all called to be a “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9), but do we practice being “priests” in our daily lives? When it comes to priests in God’s kingdom, perhaps we need to rediscover the basic functions priests had in biblical times.  I’ve been […] Read More

I just received my copy of the Georgia Baptist Heritage Council’s final newsletter. The Baptist Heritage Council was the Mainstream Baptist organization in Georgia. I’m sorry to see the organization come to an end, but all good things do come to an end in this world. One by one, formal Mainstream Baptist organizations have been shutting […] Read More

Why I Am (Still) a Baptist

This past Sunday morning I spent some time with one of the adult Sunday school classes at the church where I am pastor. They had spent several months working through a study of doctrines important to Baptists, and I had been asked to visit and wrap up the study. After some thought, I decided to […] Read More