In the Nick of Time

In the Nick of Time
  • Matt Recker and The Gospel Coalition

    September 19, 2014
    For many years, Matt Recker has been a church planter and pastor in New York City. He has started churches in Brooklyn and Queens, and he presently pastors the Heritage Baptist Church in Manhattan. He has written and taught on urban ministry, becoming recognized among fundamentalists as somethin...

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  • I Don't Understand

    September 12, 2014
    Organizations often choose names that advertise their purpose or emphasis. The Federal Aviation Administration regulates aviation. The American Automobile Association helps drivers of automobiles. Alcoholics Anonymous is devoted to alcoholics—and anonymity. Names correlate with purposes. Co...

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  • Central Seminary Gains Standing with ATS

    September 05, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis has been granted associate membership in the Association of Theological Schools. This recognition gives Central Seminary standing in the most credible and widely acknowledged organization for accrediting seminari...

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  • Reflections on Summer Teaching, Part Four: Challenges of Short-Term Missions

    August 29, 2014
    Jeff StraubShort-term mission trips are now part of the warp and woof of evangelical Christianity. Like so many other things, short-term trips have their pros and cons. Last week, I considered some of the virtues of taking a short-term missions trip. This week, I want to examine some of the chal...

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  • Reflections on Summer Teaching, Part Three: The Short-Term Missionary

    August 22, 2014
    Travel through any international airport in the world today, especially during the summer, and you will see them: in numbers large and small, youth, college, career, even senior citizens are headed to or returning from a short-term mission trip. Quite often, you can identify them from across the...

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  • Reflections on Summer Teaching, Part Two: Church Planting, Theological Education, and the Great Commission

    August 15, 2014
    Last week, I shared some observations gained from a busy summer of teaching internationally. I received a number of replies, both supportive and questioning, that merit some further clarifications. Let me say categorically—I unequivocally support church planting! But I also believe in theo...

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  • Reflections on Summer Teaching

    August 08, 2014
    Jeff Straub In May and July, the Lord gave me the opportunity to travel overseas to teach church history in three different countries. Two of the countries were in Africa and the other was a major Asian country. Two of the countries were new places for me to visit. In all three locations, I wa...

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  • The Minnesota Baptist Association

    August 01, 2014
    The Minnesota Baptist Association held its 155th annual meeting the second week of July. According to Baptist usage, an association is a fellowship of churches. An association that covers a large geographical territory is sometimes designated as a general association, or more frequently, a conve...

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  • The General Association of Regular Baptist Churches

    July 25, 2014
    During June and July, I attended the meetings of three significant Baptist Fellowships: the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and the Minnesota Baptist Association. Taken together, these three meetings provide a glimpse into the cu...

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  • The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International

    July 18, 2014
    From their earliest days, Baptists have erected organizations to assist them in coordinating ministries that are beyond the ability of most individual churches. Among these organizations are both church associations and individual fellowships. Over the past month, I have had the opportunity to a...

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