How and Why Pastors Should Study the Biblical Languages
Apr27

How and Why Pastors Should Study the Biblical Languages

by Zach Vickery In today’s age, countless translations of the Scriptures exist. Some translators attempt to convey the most literal meaning of the original text while others try to contextualize Scripture in ways that help the English-speaking, modern reader understand what the text is saying. Some translations are mostly word-for-word while others are thought-for-thought. Though each method serves its purpose, nothing plumbs...

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Over Mountain Or Plain Or Sea: The Trula Cronk Story
Mar06

Over Mountain Or Plain Or Sea: The Trula Cronk Story

by Jessica Folsom “We are all amateurs. Even our sending board has no experienced missionary on it. They are all very dedicated and gifted men, but they don’t know anything about cross cultural missions.” These were the words penned by Dan Cronk, a Free Will Baptist pioneer missionary to India, after having been in the field six years with his wife Trula.[1] When we think of pioneer missionaries answering the call of taking the Gospel...

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An Imaginative Inheritance: Chesterton’s Influence on Lewis and Tolkien
Jan30

An Imaginative Inheritance: Chesterton’s Influence on Lewis and Tolkien

by Frank Thornsbury What brings an author to create what he creates? What, beyond sheer skill, brings him to the dimensions of his worlds or to the complex personalities of his characters? Imagination is the answer. Without a cultivated store of traditions, principles, ideas, and other influences the artist is an animal, a being with five senses and some rote faculties by which to categorize sense data. Indeed, our ability to be...

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The Pastor as a Developer of Leaders
Dec19

The Pastor as a Developer of Leaders

by Aaron Pierce There is no shortage of material on how to be successful in the ministry and as a pastor. The modern church seems preoccupied with celebrity pastors and the next big breakthrough in how to be a relevant pastor. However, pastoral ministry is difficult and it’s certainly not made easier by the constant pressure and changing ideas as to what being successful in ministry looks like. In all the confusion and dialogue about...

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The Promise of Arminian Theology: A Review
Dec04

The Promise of Arminian Theology: A Review

by Emily Vickery Growing up in the Free Will Baptist denomination, there were a few names I heard spoken often and with much respect. These were the names of our theologians, those who sought to explain and defend the tenets of our Reformed Arminian doctrines. One of these names was Mr. F. Leroy Forlines. In The Promise of Arminian Theology: Essays in Honor of F. Leroy Forlines (hereafter The Promise), published by Randall House...

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