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How to Start a Home Church

In my last article, I wrote about the difficulty your church will have finding a pastor in the future, especially if it is a small to medium sized church. In previous articles, I've written about why I couldn't join most churches. With these kinds of problems, now it is time to write about How to Start a Home Church. A Bible Believer's Biggest Problem Without a doubt, the largest number of emails, letters, and phone calls I've received over the past few years has been on the topic of finding a local [...]

Why Your Church Won’t Be Able to Find a Pastor

For many small to medium-sized churches, it is already difficult to find a pastor. And, unfortunately, I see the time coming when it is almost impossible for biblically solid churches to find a pastor. I already know of a handful of small churches that are looking for a pastor, want a pastor, and can even pay a pastor, but they simply can’t find a pastor. What is the problem? The church culture is completely at odds with Biblical teaching, and the social culture is at odds with the church. The smaller [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|5 Comments

Evaluating the Church Planting Movement: The Failure Nobody Wants to Talk About

It's time for someone to say, "The Emperor Has No Clothes." That emperor is the church planting movement, and this article is about the failure nobody wants to talk about. Church planting has been the rage of North American mission work for this generation. Almost every North American mission agency has given priority to church planting in urban and suburban areas. This movement began in the 1980s, probably spurred on by the "success" of Willow Creek in Chicago and Saddleback in California. The ones who pay the bills for this movement are [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments

Why Right-Wing Commentators Duped You on Gold

Dr. Randy White Warning: This article goes against common conservative thought. For the past decade or so, right-wing commentators have been encouraging their listeners to buy gold for the upcoming economic crisis. Many of you did, and now you possess gold that is of no more value than when you purchased it, if you’re lucky. Furthermore, the economic crisis, which was just over the horizon, didn’t come, and you’re still using the U.S. Dollar like you always did. In fact, your debit card works, your checks are accepted (although no one [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Articles, Current Events|13 Comments

Why Men Must Lead the Home

Dr. Randy White In a very obvious way, the fall had a cascading effect on our relationship with God. The fall severed humanity’s intimate ties with God and introduced death as a consequence for sin. However, our relationship with God was not the only relationship that was affected. Even on the scale of a one-to-one, man-to-woman relationship, the curse of the fall multiples itself like a cancer. For instance, when shame and blame worm their way into a marriage, the marriage may start to become consumed from the inside out, like an [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|2 Comments

God Doesn’t Need Your Fellowship

This is a hard truth: God loves you, but He doesn’t need you. God did not create man for fellowship, nor did He create man for His glory. These ideas are often preached, but I’m convinced they’re man-made and often misinterpreted from the various texts such pastors and teachers use to espouse these ideas. However, as a starting point, I encourage you to read through Genesis 1 and 2 to see if you can discover any proof that the purpose we were created for was to fellowship with God or ascribe [...]

Creationism vs. Evolution: Can They Both Be True?

If you don’t fully believe in creationism, or that God made the world and everything in it, and you don’t fully believe in the theory of evolution, that time and natural selection eventually led to the birth of humanity, then you might believe in “theistic evolution.” That’s an attempt to meld creationism with evolution, as if God created all but let evolution carry out His final wishes. It is a view firmly held by popular pastors like Tim Keller and popular theologians like N.T. Wright. However, I firmly believe that creationism and [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|6 Comments

Why I Left the Southern Baptist Convention

Elbert White With this letter I am submitting my resignation. Over the past few years, the Southern Baptist Convention has taken a theological leaning to the left. At the same time, I have taken a theological turn to the right. It really wasn’t that quick and easy of a decision, but that sentence embodies my basic reason for leaving a Southern Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. I wasn’t born a Baptist. As young adults my wife, Patty, and I joined Boyd Avenue Baptist Church in Casper, Wyoming. That was [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Articles, Current Events, Other authors|25 Comments

Taos Prophecy Conference with Jimmy DeYoung

Taos First Baptist Church will host the Taos Prophecy Conference June 19-21, 2016. You can join us from anywhere in the world, live and online! The conference will feature world-renowned prophecy teacher, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung. Jimmy DeYoung is a prophecy teacher and journalist who travels the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God's prophetic Word. His goal is to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God's Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Articles, Current Events, Ministry Updates|0 Comments

Does God Still Speak to Us Today?

Dr. Randy White On my weekly broadcast, “Ask the Theologian,” a listener asked, “Do you think that God still speaks to us today, and if so, how?” He prefaced his question by referring to a post I’d written concerning whether God still speaks through dreams and visions. Just a few days before that question, I received an email which asked the same question: “What’s your view of how God speaks today?” Apparently, the question of whether God speaks to people today, and how he does so, still intrigues us today. The [...]