As we walk through the list of Baptist distinctives, we come to an issue of church polity and practice. Jesus Christ entrusted the church with many things, two of which get a special spotlight (and rightly so): Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper. There's not a lot of controversy here [:-)], I've only got a few questions about these...
If I'm honest, I'd say that I've really shifted on my KJV-only position lately... in large part because I there are a few questions that I just can't answer. And as James White said: "When we hold to or attempt to defend a position that cannot be justified, we do damage to the best position we might take."
The screaming-fast pace of technology keeps churches scrambling to keep up - at least the ones I've been involved in. It seems like we're always a step behind, a day late, a dollar short! In some cases, the technology really doesn't apply (or is too difficult / expensive to justify the investment), but in most cases, pastors and ministry leaders - with any real desire to impact their community and this generation - understand that it will involve a certain level of technology to be influential in this age. Here is the NEXT big thing:
I’ve learned that a dream is only as valuable as the plan for accomplishing it. And I’ve learned that the dream of healthy, deepening relationships with my God, my wife, and my children is of far greater importance. I’ve learned that, even as the odds were stacked against me, God was shaping me and my ministry style. And I’ve learned that the end result of this chapter of my life does not invalidate who I have become and what I have come to value as a leader and pastor.