February 18, 2013

Lent Is for Baptists, Too

Alan Rudnick, Associated Baptist Press

Huh? A Baptist who celebrates Ash Wednesday and Lent?  That’s like an American celebrating Boxing Day.  The two just don’t go together.  Despite the misnomer, Baptists do celebrate Ash Wednesday and Lent, especially this Baptist.  Two of the classic Baptist distinctives is local autonomy and soul liberty.   Each Baptist church has the freedom to worship however the church sees fit.  Since we Baptists do not have a book of worship or order, like other denominations, Baptists are free to worship as they feel led.  This of course does not happen in a vacuum.  I have always believed that Baptists must be led by scripture, reason, tradition, and experience (the Wesleyan Quadrilateral) with scripture being the final...

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October 23, 2013
Baptists Plant Their Piece of the Bakken
Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press
People have been swarming to western North Dakota for seven years, most wanting to get "a piece of the Bakken" oil/gas boom. Will Page isn't one of them.The church planter arrived in August 2012 to give, rather than receive.... more ››
October 17, 2013
What Kind of Baptists Are We?
Alan Bean, Associated Baptist Press
In the 1950s and 60s, the unofficial public theology of America was dominated by theologians associated with what we now call “the Protestant Mainline”. A public theology makes biblical teaching relevant to the... more ››
October 17, 2013
Many Colors, One Baptist Church
Karen Willoughby, SBC Life
Locals say the cozy country town of Lilburn, Georgia—safely to the northeast of the I-285 beltway—began to attract immigrants and experience "white flight" after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.Despite being faced... more ››