Crucial Questions: An Apologetics Catechism

Christian ApologeticsQuestion 1: Why should we apologize for the Christian faith?Answer 1: The Christian faith makes claims to truth that should be defended by all believers.Comment: At a ministry fair some years ago, a sweet senior lady asked what type of ministry I was representing. “I teach apologetics,” I replied. This nice Christian woman said … Continue reading Crucial Questions: An Apologetics Catechism

The Guidepost Report on Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention

A Review and CommentReviewWhen Southern Baptists met as a convention in 2021, the Messengers voted to form a Task Force to investigate claims of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention. The Task Force contracted with Guidepost Solutions, an independent firm. On May 22, 2022, Guidepost Solutions released its much anticipated report to the SBC … Continue reading The Guidepost Report on Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention

IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

2022 #5“Historic Christianity is a religion of mystery,” says theologian Kenneth Samples. There are aspects of Christian thought which present questions which we must consider both in faith and in logic. Christian thinkers have attempted to provide answers to those mysteries which respect both faith and logic. At the monthly gathering of the Shreveport Chapter … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Easter 2022: Women and the Empty Tomb of Jesus

Think about the situation from the perspective of the disciple of Jesus of Nazareth that first Easter Sunday morning. Their leader was dead, He was killed on a Roman cross at the behest of the Jewish religious leadership. Jesus spoke to those disciples in such a way that they believed He was going to lead … Continue reading Easter 2022: Women and the Empty Tomb of Jesus

IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

2022 #2Christians are often accused of being anti-intellectual. Critics of the Christian worldview say that believers operate on blind faith. But, Scripture and Christian thought relate faith to reason in big ways. In fact, the Christian worldview has shaped the scope of Western intellectual culture. Kenneth Samples discusses this in his book Christianity Cross-Examined. The … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Book Review: Person of Interest

A cold-case detective was handed an unsolved missing person case. What happened to Tammy Hayes in May, 2000? Was her disappearance the result of her simply leaving the area or was it more sinister than that? How can even a veteran detective solve a case without a body? What skills could this detective bring to … Continue reading Book Review: Person of Interest

IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

2022 #2Science has brought us many advances to make our lives better. For the past couple of years, we have been told to “Follow the Science.” Some would say that science has replaced faith. But is that the case? And how should believers relate to science? Kenneth Samples discusses these important issues in his book … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Statements of Faith

When I began blogging on Facebook many years ago, I suggested rather strongly that you should check out any preacher, church, writer, or blogger’s statement of faith in order to help determine their orthodoxy. Thankfully, many Christian churches, apologists, and writers are willing to produce statements that show their doctrinal beliefs. Allow me to show … Continue reading Statements of Faith