But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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James White, photo credit Wretched Radio

James White has an important perspective in the Paige Patterson controversy in recent days particularly because he has never been a theological or political ally of Patterson and has a troublesome history and past with the former Southwestern Baptist...

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of the Social Justice Wars of the SBC in recent months and years. A promoter of Critical Race Theory and Marxist Intersectionality, president Danny Akin has installed an Affirmative Action wing for the seminary – called the De...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 01:59

Baptist Church in Texas to Host Ramadan Celebration Featured

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Wilshire Baptist Church in East Dallas will be hosting a Ramadan Feast for their Muslim friends. The idea was sparked by the Dialogue Institute of Dallas, a pro-Muslim group that seeks to proselytize other religions by getting them to engage in religious “dialogues.” Several Jewish...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 22:14

The Problem of Evil Featured

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The problem of evil (POE) is probably the most serious challenge to the rationality of Christian theism. At its core, the POE claims that there is a fundamental contradiction within Christian belief. Christians believe that there exists an all-powerful, all-knowing, perfectly good God. This belief...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 22:56

American Evangelicalism: In Crisis and Confusion Featured

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We are witnessing nothing short of a full-on gospel crisis in American Evangelicalism today. Just as the homosexual movement has rapidly deteriorated into the full-blown confusion we see around the psychological disorder and delusion of gender dysphoria; we are witnessing the exponential demise of...

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Christianity isn’t collapsing! The gospel hasn’t changed an iota! Jesus Christ is the same today as he always has been and always will be. The gospel is still saving men just as effectively and efficiently as it always has. That’s what the gospel does. Men of God are still...

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On an episode of Wretched, Todd Friel plays a clip from a previous Ligonier conference where RC Sproul affirms charismatics as “heretics” and “apostates,” and that their ministries should not be supported.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:14

Pandering to the Culture: A Response to JD Greear’s Video Featured

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Recently, JD Greear posted a video on FB seemingly in an attempt to provide the SBC with some leadership and direction. Regrettably, the kind of leadership and direction JD offered, well, it isn’t real leadership and as for the direction, I couldn’t disagree more. That is not to say...

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Beth Moore, who is best known as Lifeway’s Cash Cow of Bashan, the extremely popular women’s teacher whose increasingly wild-eyed prophetic visions have gained prominence in a wide berth of evangelicalism well outside the SBC (especially in charismatic circles, as she coalesces with...

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Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet the words of knowledge. –Proverbs 14:7

On July 26, 2018, the Revoice Conference convenes at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. The loud and clear call of this conference is ‘the Church must change to accommodate...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 00:23

Preston Sprinkle and “Gay Christians” Featured

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Fred Butler of GTY joins BTWN to discuss his “LGBT Christians” article, Preston Sprinkle and the question, “Should men and women be friends?”

 

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 13:20

William Lane Craig Condemns Critical Theory Featured

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William Lane Craig is the world’s foremost Christian Philospher and Apologist.  He is best known for giving defenses of classical theism and foundational Christian doctrines such as the Resurrection of Christ and the Trinirarian nature of God.  Craig is not known to make waves among...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:15

Something Is afoot within the SBC and SWBTS Featured

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On May 23, 2018, the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) met over the recent public controversy of Paige Patterson’s past statements connected to domestic violence and the outward appearance of a teenage girl.

One would surmise that the Board of Trustees of...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:11

What Jesus Said About White Privilege Featured

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What Jesus said about White privilege isn’t what you hear from professors, politicians, and many pastors today. Jesus doesn’t command White people to check their privilege, he commands them to count their blessings. And that’s the problem, isn’t it? We’ve buried our...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 22:28

Pornography the Silent Sexual Sin! Featured

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Sexual Immorality Exposing the Secret Epidemic. For the Purpose of Glorifying God, Mortifying the Flesh and Striving For Holiness. Pornography the Silent Sexual Sin!

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 21:45

Dustin Kensrue’s Long Defeat? Featured

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The tyranny of deterioration It worries me that it’s all just a waste of time Taking one step forward, two steps back…

-Dustin Kensrue/Thrice, “The Long Defeat”

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Good art is hard to find. For the sanctified Christian living in a fallen world, it’s a near impossibility....

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:53

Karen Breaks Free From Beth Moore Featured

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My name is Karen. I live in Montana. My husband and I are members of a Baptist church that adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession. I have broken free of Beth Moore.

The Apostle Paul told the Colossian church,

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 06:10

Michelle Lesley Explains the Pharisee Card Featured

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At Pulpit & Pen we are often condemned as “pharisees.”  Such is the result of being polemical of and discerning about today’s money-and-popularity-driven evangelical industrial complex. This type of condemnation is such a frequent occurrence that we published an...

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I really like Michelle Lesley and her work atmichellelesley.com.  I cite her often.  Michelle is the type of (female) author the SBC needs but, unfortunately, as LifeWay sales indicate, not the type of author the SBC wants.  As a minister’s wife and long-time Baptist, Michelle...

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Abortion has been illegal in Ireland since 1861.  In 1983, there was a growing concern among Ireland’s population, which was heavily influenced by the pro-life ethic of the Roman Catholic Church, that their country would follow the pattern of the more secular nations around it and...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:47

Al Mohler and the Conviction to Lead from Behind Featured

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“The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion.”Proverbs 28:1

I am tired of Al Mohler.

For years, I listened to his various podcasts: every month, every week, every day.  Every month or so, I listened to his literary podcast,Thinking in Public, in...

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My name is Lori Pierce. Five years ago, my family and I began attending Global Vision Bible Church (GVBC) in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. We had heard its pastor, Greg Locke, preach online and we really liked his expository preaching style. We had been attending another local church but felt we...

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Connect316 is a group of Southern Baptist pastors and leaders that essentially exists to oppose Calvinism in the denomination, holding to what they have termed “Traditionalism.” A historic misnomer, the doctrinal position held by Connect316 is a rather new and novel mediated position...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:12

Marx in Sheep’s Clothing Featured

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False teaching has entered the Church like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, masquerading as “Social Justice”, but bearing sharp teeth of division concealed behind puckered up lips. The wolf is intent to tear the Church apart, ripping and pulling wherever it can. It finds especially...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:16

SBC Megachurch Hosts Hillsong Music, Brian Houston Featured

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Southern Baptist megachurch, First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, is hosting Hillsong musicians and Hillsong pastor, Brian Houston. Pulpit & Pen has written about FBC Orlando before. Pastored by David Uth, the congregation hosted an ecumenical prayer event to embrace the LGBTQ community....

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