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Notes on a Biblical-Theological Framework in thinking about Race and Ethnicity

Baptist Faith and Message Article XV. The Christian and the Social Order All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. Means and methods used for the improvement of society and the establishment of righteousness among men can be truly and permanently helpful only when they are rooted in the regenerati...

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Cultivating a Culture of Evangelism in Your Church (with resources linked)

Here is a general outline of my notes from my "Cultivating a Culture of Evangelism in Your Church" Discussion on 10/13/15: Assumptions: - The gospel defined: God, Man, Christ, Response- Exclusivity of Christ- Reality of eternal joy and eternal judgment- God sovereignly chose all those who would be saved- God wants all men to be saved- God uses means to save his people D...

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The Gospel And Work

Resources for thinking through living for Jesus Christ in one's approach to work....

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TGCLA 3rd Quarter EQUIP Meeting scheduled for 7/29 is Canceled

TGCLA 3rd Quarter EQUIP Meeting scheduled for 7/29 is Canceled. TGCLA July 29th Quarterly Equip meeting is canceled. But please try to get together with some other pastors in your area to encourage and deepen friendships with one another. Here's a list of our current TGCLA Pastors that have publicly agreed with the TGC foundation documents and are intentional at networkin...

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Development of Local Church (non-vocational) Elders

10 Principles for Eldership An elder is a pastor is an elder. An elder is different than a "Super Deacon" An elder desires to be an elder. An elder is biblically qualified. An elder is recognized not chosen (manufactured). An elder knows what biblical eldership is. (in terms of duties, it's not sitting on a organization's "board") An elder identifies with the loca...

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Resources on Lay Pastor-Elders in the Church

As we gear up for our upcoming EQUIP Quarterly Meeting on 5/27/14 on Raising Up Lay Elders in Your Church I thought I'd post some free resources online that I've found helpful. I plan on publishing another blog post on some recommended book resources on the topic. Some free online resources on thinking about elders (what I'd call pastor-elders to avoid biblical confusion)...

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Themelios 38.2

From the TGC Blog: The Gospel Coalition just released the latest issue of Themelios. It is available as a 158-page PDF and in HTML. We've also partnered with Logos Bible Software to make it available as a free mobile-friendly Logos digital edition for use on all major platforms with one of their free apps. D. A. Carson | Kingdom, Ethics, and Individual Salvation Mic...

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Carson and Dever answer questions on Church membership, discipline, elders, baptism, preaching...

I generally try to read or listen to everything I can by D.A. Carson (except the real technical stuff) and I'm always wanting to think ecclesiologically with Mark Dever as a conversation partner (through audio files, books, and articles primarily). D.A. Carson and Mark Dever answer questions (left click, or go to this page at The Gospel Coalition) covering the topics of c...

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