Category Archives: baptist

United Methodists, Pessimism and God’s Surprises


This article applies to a number of denominations.  It is not unique with Methodists.  Elements of it can be found in various Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Evangelical, and other Protestant groups, not to mention the various splinter groups. Fr. Orthohippo Being … Continue reading

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THE PRIEST, PASTOR, OR MINISTER VERSUS THEIR CONGREGATION Part 1 ARE YOU REALLY IN TOUCH?


     Just what is a priest (pastor, minister)?  Each denomination or independent congregation or organization has a codified (formal or informal) list of what constitutes a religious, as opposed to a congregant or ordinary person. These lists define and spell … Continue reading

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FROM THE BAPTIST MEGACHURCH WORLD – CONDEMNING PROSPERITY PREACHERS FOR LEADING WORSHIPPERS INTO A FAITH THAT’S NOT REAL CHRISTIANITY


By Lillian Kwon , Christian Post Reporter January 2, 2013|3:49 pm In his last message as pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, John Piper condemned prosperity preachers for enticing worshippers into a faith that’s not real Christianity. … Continue reading

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The NECESSARY VERSUS The PREFERRED and not just for clergy


By Norris Burkes Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6:21 p.m. Next month I begin work as a part-time hospital chaplain for the Sacramento, Calif., VA Medical Center. While I’ve been out of hospital ministry for nearly five years, I … Continue reading

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A NO COMMENT GOES WITH THIS 2012 REFUSAL TO MARRY BLACK MEMBERS IN THEIR OWN CHURCH


CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS (WLBT) – It was to be their big day, but a Jackson couple says the church where they were planning to wed turned them away because of their race. Now, the couple wants answers, and the church’s pastor is … Continue reading

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SOME WAYS OF SELECTING THE LEADER OF THE CHURCH


Roman Catholic cardinals of specified age gather in consistory to elect a new pope.  Many Protestant and Anglican groups gather both clergy and laymen who vote upon names nominated until they have a majority vote.  The Church of England adds … Continue reading

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JUST WHAT IS IN A CHURCH’S NAME?


ust what is in a name? Neither churches nor denominations often alter their names.  Oh, they will change their names when they merge.  Or when they fracture into separate denominations or congregations. But generally, they feel very strongly about their … Continue reading

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