Checking In, Checking Out

Jonathan Leeman writes, In the West today, individuals and families often resign their church membership like they check out of hotels. They make sure they have all their belongings, inform the management, and then go. In fact, many church members don’t do this much. People leave and tell no one....

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Who Says?

A couple of weeks ago, News24 carried the following report: God has handpicked Nelson Mandela Bay’s ANC Mayoral candidate Danny Jordaan to rise up in the fight for the city, he was told at a blessing ceremony on Sunday. And if Nelson Mandela Metro falls into the hands of the...

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White Privilege?

White Privilege? BY DOUG VAN METER (Brackenhurst Baptist Church) Recently, in a sermon, I said that I was not then going to wade into the current debate in our country about “white privilege.” But with this article, I am now entering what some may view as turbulent waters. I am...

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Shepherd’s School

For some twenty years, Brackenhurst Baptist Church has operated what we call our “Shepherd’s School.” This is a training arm of our church by which we have sought to equip our members for fruitful ministry. The goal and therefore emphasis has been upon equipping believers—men and women—to shepherd others. In...

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A Great Question

Recently, someone who is studying the biblical teaching concerning eldership asked each of the elders of BBC to contribute a statement explaining why we desire to be elders and what we believe ourresponsibility is as elders. The two issues are, of course, intimately related. Elders should desire to do what...

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