Thursday
Nov172011

From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight

Book Review by
Adam Brown

The pastor in the local church leads a life of ups and downs. Sunday can be a time of invigoration and joy, and then on Monday morning, the depression comes. The outside world may have a hard time grasping the world of the pastor. The highs and lows, ups and downs can take a toll on the pastor and his family. Many of those who enter the ministry excited and motivated to win the world for Christ may be found leaving the ministry years later. 

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Friday
Oct072011

Our Last Great Hope

Book Review by
Adam Brown

The Great Commission has been a big focus among Southern Baptists since the beginning of the denomination. In recent years, the methodology of how to best fulfill the Great Commission has dominated our collective conversation. 

Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, has been at the forefront of that conversation. Floyd was appointed by then Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Johnny Hunt, as the head of the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task Force, a team tasked with examining how the SBC is using its resources in Great Commission work. 

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Monday
Sep262011

Chan counters Bell's 'Love Wins' 

Book review by
John Evans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Francis Chan, the popular author of "Crazy Love" and "Forgotten God" who has waded into the controversy surrounding eternal punishment, says the conclusions of a book he has written make him sick.

With "Erasing Hell," co-written by Eternity Bible College associate professor Preston Sprinkle and published by David C. Cook, Chan engages the theological firestorm that has been brewing for months over the ideas of controversial pastor Rob Bell.

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Thursday
Sep222011

Christians and Muslims: From History to Healing

Book Review by

Tim Yarbrough
Arkansas Baptist News 

With the horrific images of Sept. 11, 2001, now burned into the collective American psyche, the recollection of the terrorist attacks on the United States on the recent 10th anniversary brought many once again to heartache and tears.

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Thursday
Sep222011

'Courageous' inspires fathers

Jessica Vanderpool
Arkansas Baptist News

Courage isn’t just something needed for heroic acts, death-defying adventures or even taking out the garbage alone on a stormy night. Courage is an everyday virtue needed to live a life of integrity – and that is what the movie “Courageous” seeks to show viewers.

“Courageous,” set to debut in theaters Sept. 30, is produced by Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. Sherwood is the same church that produced “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof.”

 

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