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The Baptist Name

This originally appeared in the May/June issue of The Baptist Preacher with the title, “Why we won’t take the name ‘Baptist’ off our church.” There is no denying we live in a generation that disdains labels. To assert any belief with a personal label is to be intolerant and insensitive to those who disagree. The […]


This complete paper appeared in the Spring 1999 edition of The Journal of Ministry & Theology, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA.   When Charles Dickens wrote The Tale of Two Cities depicting the French Revolution, he began with the words, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Now at […]

A Case For The Traditional Church

A student was once asked whether ignorance or apathy was worse, to which he answered, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”  Within the last few months I have visited a “non-traditional” church, watched a promotional video from another “non-traditional” church, and read web sites from other “non-traditional” churches (not to mention various articles, books, […]

Trusting In Trust

In exalting faith, we are not immediately putting ourselves in contradiction to modern thought.  Indeed faith is being exalted very high by men of the most modern type.  But what kind of faith?  There emerges the difference of opinion. Faith is being exalted so high today that men are being satisfied with any kind of […]